ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast today announced it will roll out its new residential multi-gigabit broadband service to more than 600,000 homes across the Twin Cities later this year. Gigabit Pro is a symmetrical, 2 Gigabit-per-second service that will be delivered via a fiber-to-the-home solution and offered to customers throughout Comcast’s footprint in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
In addition, Comcast will be launching Extreme 250, a new 250 Mbps Internet speed tier, available to Twin Cities area customers later this year.
Gigabit Pro will be available to homes within close proximity of Comcast’s fiber network and will require installation of professional-grade equipment. The company has fiber at the core of its network and, for the past decade, it has invested billions of dollars to extend that fiber deeper into neighborhoods and closer to homes. To date, Comcast has built out more than 145,000 route miles of fiber across its nationwide service area, including the Twin Cities, to serve residential communities with a fiber to the home solution.
“The Twin Cities is one of the most sophisticated technology markets in the country, and we’re excited about the opportunity to bring an entirely new level of broadband access to the region,” said Jeff Freyer, Vice President, Comcast – Twin Cities Region. “Whether it’s Gigabit Pro, Extreme 250, or one of our existing internet options, Comcast continues to look for opportunities to increase speeds, providing a wide range of options that meet customer needs.”
In addition, Comcast is currently testing DOCSIS 3.1, a scalable, national, next generation multi-gigabit technology solution with plans to begin launching in early 2016. When fully deployed, it will mean almost every customer in Comcast’s national footprint will be able to receive gigabit speeds over the existing network (a combination of both fiber and coax). For more information, please see http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/imagine-where-2-gigabit-speeds-will-take-you.
Comcast has made significant investments in the Twin Cities over the years, doubling the capacity of its network every 18 months. Additionally, the company has been delivering multi-gig (up to 10 Gbps) Ethernet service to businesses in the Twin Cities since 2013.
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