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Comcast intros insanely fast 2Gbps fiber Internet

by Jacob Kleinman | April 2, 2015April 2, 2015 7:00 pm PST


Earlier this year, Comcast promised it would start rolling out gigabit-speed Internet service in 2015. Now, the company is launching its new service to compete with Google Fiber and AT&T GigaPower.

Gigabit Pro boasts 2Gbps service that’s even faster than competing fiber-based solutions. Comcast’s first stop is Atlanta, where it plans to cover over 1.5 million customers starting next month. Eventually, the company hopes to bring its super-fast Internet to “most people in the country,” and plans to reach 18 million households by the end of the year.

Unlike Google Fiber, Comcast won’t build-out its Gigabit network on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis. The company says it already has the infrastructure to cover the entire area, though you’ll need to have new equipment installed to take advantage of the service.

“Our approach is to offer the most comprehensive rollout of multi-gigabit service to the most homes as quickly as possible, not just to certain neighborhoods,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast Cable‚Äôs south region senior vice president.

There’s still no official price for Comcast’s Gigabit Pro, though we’re guessing it won’t come cheap. Hopefully we’ll learn more of the specifics once the service officially launches month.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...