Comcast has unveiled gigabit-speed Internet service offering to some Connecticut customers. However, the data will speed up in one direction only. According to Comcast, with this new gigabit speed, which runs at 1000 Mbps, users can download a high-definition movie in around 40 seconds which is quite fast as compared to current 300 Mbps residential tier that downloads the same movie in two-and-a-half minutes. While the cost of the gigabit speed tier will be $104.95 per month for residential customers, they will also get a special choice for availing the service at $89.99 if the customers go for a twelve-month contract term. Apart from residential offers, business plans will be available too.
But this amazing speed will be available in only one direction. This means that while the downloads will be at gigabit speed, upload speeds will be fixed at 35 Mbps on this new Internet plan. It means though customers can download a high-definition movie in just 40 seconds, it will take them approximately 20 minutes to upload the same movie because of slow upload speed. However, for many consumers, this jump in speed for upstream data is very important, as the download speed generally is maximum at 12 or 20 Mbps depending on the service area.
And the good news for Connecticut consumers is that Comcast doesn’t have any plan to impose data caps like the company has done in other markets across the United States. According to a Comcast spokeswoman, there is no limit of data usage now and the company doesn’t have any plan to alter that for its customers.
This faster Internet service is now available in towns of Andover, Bethel, Bolton, Berlin, Bloomfield, Cromwell, Danbury, Ellington, East Hartford, East Hampton, Hebron, Hamden, Hartford, Middlefield, Marlborough, Middletown, New Haven, New Britain, Portland, Plainville, Ridgefield, Simsbury, Tolland, Vernon, West Haven, Windsor, and West Hartford.
Throughout the year, Comcast will be unveiling the service in more towns for both residential and business customers. This new tier will cost $104.95 a month but can be availed for a special offer at $89.99 for a 12-month contract.