LIVERMORE, Calif.--(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 and business customers in Sacramento, California and nine surrounding cities. 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 18 million hotspots.
In addition to Sacramento, homes and businesses in these nine communities will also have access to Gigabit Internet speeds:
- Citrus Heights
- Elk Grove
- Rancho Cordova
- Rio Linda
The McClellan Airforce Base will also have access to these new faster Internet speeds.
“With this offering, Comcast will have the broadest deployment of Gigabit Internet speeds throughout Northern California,” said John Gauder, Regional Vice President, Comcast California. “This is yet another proof-point that our broadband and WiFi networks are powerful, flexible and built for speed. We’ve increased internet speeds 17 times in the past 16 years and we will continue to bring California customers the absolute fastest speeds possible by proactively investing in our advanced, high performance network.”
The company’s new 1 Gigabit internet service will use DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver the speeds over the existing communications lines that most people already have in their homes. To enjoy the service, all customers need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem. New and current customers in California can visit Xfinity.com/gig to learn about the new service and request additional information.
“By providing world class internet speeds, Comcast is demonstrating its commitment to helping Sacramento transform into an urban technology lab that will help drive economic development,” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “The City and the region are at a critical time in our growth and Gigabit Internet speed is key for residents, telecommuters and businesses of all sizes to move the economy forward."
Comcast Business will also launch DOCSIS 3.1-based internet service to business customers in Sacramento and the surrounding cities listed above. With the continued roll out of its gig-speed network, Comcast’s "Business Internet 1 Gig" and "Business Internet 500" speed tiers are now available to business customers in the area using the company’s existing network, without the need for any costly or disruptive construction of new network facilities.
Businesses of all sizes are moving to cloud-based operations models and placing a premium on high-capacity, high-performance internet connectivity. DOCSIS 3.1 business internet service from Comcast Business unleashes a new option for accessing gigabit speeds in any business environment – whether a distributed enterprise with locations across the country or a small business with only a handful of locations. The speed and cost efficiencies afforded by Comcast Business’s gig-speed network make it ideally suited for businesses across several industries such as retail, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, education and government.
The everyday price for Residential Gigabit Internet service in California is $159.95, without a contract. The company also has a limited time offer for new Internet customers, with pricing of $89.99 per month, with a one-year agreement. Pricing for current customers with a contract will vary.
Pricing for Comcast Business services varies based on a business’s location or number of locations to be served and the services to which the business currently subscribes. Customers can contact their local Comcast salesperson or agent/partner for more information. Businesses already served by Comcast can upgrade to Business Internet 1 Gig or Business Internet 500 by simply calling the Company or visiting: http://business.comcast.com/gig.
About Comcast Business
Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing provider of Ethernet services.
For more information, call 866-429-3085. Follow on Twitter @ComcastBusiness and on other social media networks at http://business.comcast.com/social.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. 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. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.