PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast announced today that it is launching a new internet service that will deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential customers throughout its Oregon/SW Washington region. These speeds will be among the fastest and most widely available in the region and include access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network of more than 17 million hotspots. Combined with the company’s recently launched Xfinity xFi platform, a new and personalized home Wi-Fi experience, Comcast is giving Oregon/SW Washington customers the fastest speeds, the best coverage, and ultimate Wi-Fi control in their homes.
“Super-fast residential internet speed is now available to all customers in Comcast’s Oregon/SW Washington region,” said Rodrigo Lopez, regional senior vice-president for Comcast Oregon/SW Washington. “We continue to be the leader in delivering the fastest speeds to the most homes, providing technology that’s vital to today’s internet-dependent households.”
Earlier this month, Comcast launched Xfinity xFi, a platform that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find their password, see what devices are connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls, and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network during dinner or bedtime. Outside the home, most Xfinity Internet customers also have complimentary access to nearly 17 million Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.
“It’s exciting to see Comcast moving the economy forward by providing world-class internet speeds to residents in our region,” said Pam Treece, Executive Director of the Westside Economic Alliance. “These speeds have been available to the business community, and now our residents will be able to get even more done at home. This will be a great benefit to entrepreneurs, businesses of all sizes, and for those who telecommute, too. It’s wonderful to see this investment and resource here.”
The company’s new 1 Gigabit internet service will use DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver the speeds over the existing communications lines that are already in most people’s homes. To enjoy the service, all customers need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem. New and current customers in Oregon/SW Washington can visit https://www.xfinity.com/gig to learn about the new service and request additional information.
The everyday price for 1 Gigabit service in Oregon/SW Washington is $159.95, without a contract. The company will test a $109.99 per month promotional price across the region. Additional prices and promotions may be tested in the future.
About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed internet and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.