Comcast Corporation recently announced a deployment of their 1 Gbps DOCSIS 3.1 services to another city Chattanooga, Tennessee, just a few days after entering into the Alabama and Huntsville market. The internet and cable service provider rolled out their DOCSIS 3.1 services in Miami, Nashville, Chicago, and Atlanta last year. The telecom giant also stated that they would have the CableLabs’ next-generation network standard in approximately 15 cities of United States by early 2017.
The telecom company has already scheduled deployments for Seattle, Salt Lake City, San Jose, San Francisco, Knoxville, Indianapolis, Denver, Florida, Jacksonville, Oregon, Portland, Kansas, and Kansas City. Reports indicate that Chattanooga and Huntsville were not on the initial list of the company. However, both of them are municipalities, which have sufficient access to the gigabit services of the best internet service.
Google Fiber and AT&T have been offering gigabit options to the residents of Huntsville. On the other hand, the Chattanooga Electric Power Board (EPB) has been offering 10 Gbps fiber connections to the customers of Chattanooga. Nevertheless, Comcast Corporation has been delivering a pricey 10-gig fiber service to the local businesses of Chattanooga and a 2-gig fiber service to the local residences of the region.
The DOCSIS 3.1 products from the fastest internet provider is actually a lot much cheaper and it starts out at just $140 a month without a contract. Comcast is undoubtedly the most aggressive cable company in the country in terms of the deployment of the latest Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) version. Yet reports indicate that customers who wish to enjoy this latest offering will have to look for new modems.
In a recent statement, the officials from Comcast stated that they are planning to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 services to more areas by the year 2018. Chattanooga Mayor, Andy Berke said, “We appreciate Comcast choosing our city as an early-adopter for DOCSIS technology that will serve our residents and businesses. Their decision to invest in Chattanooga is a testament to our reputation as leaders in the next-generation economy.”
The regional senior VP at Comcast, Doug Guthrie said, “Over the last two years in Chattanooga, Comcast has deployed an advanced 10-gigabit network to businesses, launched a 2-gigabit residential internet service, and added to our over 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the marketplace. Today’s announcement delivers a 1-gigabit Internet service to Chattanooga’s residential and business community using some of the latest, most advanced technology available.”