Comcast launches Gigabit service in Atlanta
Last December Comcast announced that it had successfully installed its first DOCSIS 3.1 modem in Philadelphia, with one also being installed in Atlanta a few days later. In 2015, the company launched its residential, fiber-based, multi-Gigabit service Gigabit Pro with symmetrical 2 Gbps speeds.
On Wednesday Comcast announced that it is beginning an advanced consumer trial of Gigabit Internet service to early adopters in Atlanta, with plans to unveil additional markets later in the year.
New or current customers in Atlanta can visit Comcast online to learn more about the new service and request additional information about the trial as the service becomes more widely available.
"Our Atlanta customers will be among the first in the world to enjoy this new Gigabit technology, and we’re looking forward to learning more from these early adopters about how they take advantage of these ultra-fast speeds," Comcast Central Division President Bill Connors, said in a press release. "The capabilities of DOCSIS 3.1 are incredibly exciting, and we are the first to market with a Gigabit offering that runs over our existing cable infrastructure."
If a user is selected for the trial, they will receive up to 1 Gigabit Internet speeds over the existing communications lines to their homes. As part of the trial, these initial users will also be encouraged to give Comcast feedback about their service, which will be used to help ensure future market rollouts deliver the best possible customer experience.
Once DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Internet service is available in a market, customers with Gigabit-capable devices will be able to sign up for a new plan and then experience the benefits of that speed.