Comcast® announced the internet service with 1 Gbps speed last year in select parts of Houston, which comprises of Cypress, Spring, Rosenberg, and Katy. However, the best internet provider has now rolled out gigabit internet throughout Houston thereby expanding the broadband portfolio for both new and existing customers in the region.
The high-speed internet service from Comcast® needs a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem for internet deployment. Most of the cable modems of Comcast® in Houston use DOCSIS 3.0 standard and provide internet at 300 Mbps maximum. If you are using an older model cable modem in Comcast Xfinity®, you will have to upgrade the modem to one that supports DOCSIS 3.1 standard to get internet service with faster speeds.
Xfinity® customers and Comcast Business® subscribers in Houston can now get high-speed internet data over communications line that already exists in the respective premises. The gigabit internet service from the cable giant offers customers 35 megabits per second upstream speed.
In contrast to that, Comcast’s residential internet services usually have upstream speed in the range of 5 and 10 megabits per second. If you subscribe to Comcast’s gigabit internet service with DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem at a monthly rent of $10, you can get better internet plans in Houston.
The gigabit internet service enables the users to download a 5 GB HD movie within forty seconds or play a 15 GB video within 120 seconds. The best internet service has a 1 TB data cap just like some of the other speed tiers of Comcast®.
The gigabit internet service from Comcast® is set to compete with AT&T® Internet 1000 and is going to be available in “600,000 homes, apartments and small businesses,” in Houston, the company announced in a recent statement.
Apart from Xfinity® subscribers, Comcast® also offers a variant of the internet service to the business customers. The prices of the internet service of Comcast® with 1 gigabit per second speed will vary as per the location, the number of business locations that would have access to the speed, and the other services of Comcast® a business customer may subscribe to prior to subscribing to the service.
If you are a residential customer, wanting to subscribe to Comcast’s gigabit internet service at a promotional monthly price you will have to sign up for a 12 months contract. For existing customers in Houston region, who already have signed up for a contract, the prices for the internet service would vary.