Comcast today announced it will roll out its new residential multi-gigabit broadband service to more than 650,000 customers 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 Oregon and Southwest Washington. In addition, Comcast will launch Extreme 250, a new 250 Mbps Internet speed tier for local customers. "Broadband technology is critical for many across Oregon and Southwest Washington, and we're delighted to offer our customers new Internet tiers like the Extreme 250 and Gigabit Pro that will allow them to do more online, across multiple devices," said Rodrigo Lopez, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast Cable's Oregon and Southwest Washington Region. "We will continue to increase speeds to stay ahead of customer demands and to provide a wide range of options that meet customer needs." "Across Oregon and Southwest Washington we depend on broadband to fuel innovation, information and entertainment," said Sandra McDonough, Portland Business Alliance President and CEO. "The introduction of 2 Gig residential speeds by Comcast is an incredibly positive development for people who live, work and play throughout the region." 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 service area, including throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington, to serve residential communities with a fiber-to-the-home solution. Comcast has invested heavily over the past decade in its network and infrastructure across the Oregon and SW Washington service area, 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 this area since 2011.
Comcast is currently testing DOCSIS 3.1, a scalable, national, next-generation 1 Gbps technology solution with plans to begin rolling it out 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 announced Gigabit Pro rollouts in Atlanta, California, Chattanooga, Chicago, Florida and Nashville and plans to roll out to more cities throughout the year. About Comcast Cable: Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses under the Comcast Business brand. 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, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.