Comcast's gigabit web makes its strategy to Atlanta

Comcast's gigabit internet makes its way to Atlanta

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The sluggish march towards blazing quick web is upon us, and Comcast is bringing its DOCSIS three.1 gigabit service to a couple of extra cities. Quickly the high-quality individuals of Atlanta and Nashville will have the ability to (doubtless) pay by means of the nostril for the extremely-speedy connectivity, with it opening as much as these in Chicago, Detroit and Miami within the again half of the yr. It is value noting that good variety of these are cities the place the corporate has bandwidth cap exams in place.

The Washington Publish notes that that is totally different from the pre-present Gigabit Professional service the telco gives in that relatively than fiber optics, this makes use of the cable strains which might be already in place. The publication means that through the use of a pre-present infrastructure, this might probably imply decrease per-month costs for patrons. Probably.

WaPo surmises that because the obtain velocity might be barely decrease than the $300 a month Gigabit Professional’s, that would result in a less expensive worth for the service. In fact, it requires upgrading your modem to a tool suitable with the DOCSIS three.1 commonplace — one thing our pals at The Wirecutter advocate ready on. Within the meantime, for those who’re nonetheless sad about our woefully torpid home web speeds, you possibly can all the time make a Raspberry-Pi powered Twitter bot for that.