Comcast is about to roll out gigabit-plus web speeds for each add and obtain while not having fiber upgrades that run all the best way to the home. The corporate will supply a brand new “X-Class” service improve that helps as much as 2 Gbps downloads and uploads beginning in Colorado Springs, Colorado, subsequent week. The town was one of many first locations that Comcast launched its 2 Gbps web service final 12 months, though at the moment, it nonetheless solely supported 200Mbps uploads.
Comcast says “tens of tens of millions” of properties have already got the connections wanted to assist service with the expertise with 300 Mbps, 500 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and a pair of Gbps tiers. In response to the Colorado Springs Gazette, the 300Mbps tier will price $55 per thirty days, together with gear leases, and as much as $115 per thirty days on the two Gbps possibility.
After the Colorado Springs launch, Comcast will then carry X-Class service to Atlanta and Philadelphia by the top of the 12 months after which to “new markets” nationwide over the following few years. Comcast will attain out to prospects within the space the place the brand new service will go reside.