One of the major Internet service providers, Comcast has recently announced that its new Gigabit Internet service – delivering high-speed Internet to residential and businesses over its current network setup – is now available in a large service area of the company in Florida.
Because this service utilizes DOCSIS 3.1 technology, it enables Comcast Business and Xfinity Internet service users to access Gigabit speed through the telephone lines that have already been installed in their offices and homes. Today, on 3rd April 2018, the company has launched the service in Southwest Florida, Tallahassee, Orlando area, the Treasure Coast and West Palm Beach. In February 2018, Comcast expanded the service in Panama City, Lake County and Sarasota. It first delivered its Gigabit speed Internet service equipped with DOCSIS 3.1 technology in Miami and Jacksonville last year.
Besides providing benefits to residential customers, this high-speed Internet service from Comcast will also be advantageous to small business that require faster Internet service without high costs and reconstructing the existing network infrastructure. Furthermore, business customers in Florida can now access Business Internet 1 Gigabit and Internet 500 speed tiers.
These new speed tiers supplement the existing multi-gigabit Internet choices that are already accessible to Comcast Business users, including Comcast Business Ethernet, launched by the company in 2011, and have been trying to expand nationwide since then. These services support 100 Gigabit a second over fiber.
Comcast residential Internet service with 1 Gigabits costs 139.95 USD per month for which, no term contract is required. Bundled product pricing option is offered too. Customers, who are willing to go with this service and faster speed, will require to have a DOCSIS 3.1 technology-capable modem like the new xFi Advanced Gateway from Comcast.
This new announcement from Comcast is followed by company’s several moves that it made to improve its fast Internet services including the following:
Expansion of national Wi-Fi network, inclusive of 18 million hotspots; increasing capacity of its network every 18-24 months; launching xFi, which is a free platform allowing users to manage, control and customize their in-home Wi-Fi experience; and rolling out of 1 and 2 Gigabit speed home Internet services. As a matter of fact, in the past 16 years, Comcast has improved the speed of its Internet 17 times.
Moreover, one of the recent moves from Comcast that highlights its growing presence in the Internet and wireless services is the launch of Xfinity Mobile, a combination of nation’s most reliable and major 4G LTE network with major Wi-Fi network. Also, any Xfinity Internet customer can access and use Xfinity Mobile. It offers up to 5 lines along with text and talk across the nation without any line access fee as well as shared data of 100 MB. Apart from this, the company had announced in September 2018 about testing a new service, called Instant TV that could allow customers buy tailored video bundles available for on-the-go as well as in-home streaming without requiring a set top box.
All the existing and new Comcast customers can go to Xfinity.com/gig to get further information and learn about this new service. In order to update to Business 1 Gigabit or Comcast Business 500 speed Internet from the existing services provided by Comcast, small and mid-sized businesses can call Comcast or visit business.comcast.com/gig to request for a service change as well as new Internet modem.