Comcast Announces Gigabit Internet Service Coming To California

Comcast today announced it will start offering a residential 1 Gigabit speed Internet service to customers in select cities within its California footprint in early 2017.* The company will deliver these super-fast speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which uses the existing wiring that most people already have in their homes.

"The introduction of a new 1 Gig service in California is yet another reflection of our commitment to deliver the fastest speeds to the most homes," said Hank Fore, Regional Senior Vice President of Comcast Cable's California Region. "We continue to bring the latest in technology to customers and soon, these new, ultra-fast speeds will be available to early adopters without our having to tear up streets or rewire a customer's home."

Comcast currently offers Gigabit Pro in California, a 2 Gigabit, fiber-based product that requires a professional installation and equipment, and is designed for the most advanced digital homes. The company's new 1 Gig service will use the existing communications lines that are already in most people's homes. As a result, it has the potential to reach more homes even faster and allows for broad deployment across communities. To enjoy the service, all customers will need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 compatible cable modem that is capable of delivering gigabit speeds.

In the past 15 years, Comcast has increased Internet speeds 17 times. The company also nearly doubles the capacity of its network every 18-24 months.

"Comcast continues to play a crucial role in the Bay Area's leadership as a high-tech community," said Matt Mahood, CEO of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Chamber of Commerce. "We look forward to continuing to partner with Comcast as it brings exciting new broadband technology here, and contributes to our high-growth market."

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.

* The new 1 Gig service mentioned throughout this press release will not launch in Sacramento, Rio Vista, Isleton, Lodi, Ukiah, Willits, Mendocino, Fort Bragg, Williams, Arbuckle, Maxwell, Citrus Heights, Folsom, McClellan AFB, Rancho Cordova, Cool, Sutter Creek, Amador City-San Andreas, Angels Camp, Arnold, Jackson, Plymouth, Lathrop, Manteca, Sonora and Tuolumne County-Sonora.

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