Nearly 58 Million Homes and Businesses Have Access To Gigabit
Internet Service; Represents Fastest Deployment to the Most Locations in
PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast announced that it is the nation’s largest provider of gigabit
broadband, with the ultra-fast Xfinity
Gigabit Internet and Comcast
Business Gigabit services now available to nearly all of the
company’s 58 million homes and businesses passed in 39 states and the
District of Columbia. This deployment represents the fastest roll out of
gigabit speeds to the most homes in the country. Comcast has increased
speeds 17 times in 17 years and has doubled the capacity of its
broadband network every 18-24 months.
“Comcast continues to offer an unmatched Internet experience that
combines gigabit speeds with wall-to-wall WiFi, personalized tools and
controls, and enough capacity to stay ahead of tomorrow’s innovations,”
said Dana Strong, President of Consumer Services, Comcast. “We’ve built
an innovative high speed data platform that combines speed, coverage and
control features and really sets our broadband experience apart from the
Comcast’s residential broadband service is powered and controlled by Xfinity
xFi, a digital dashboard that personalizes, monitors and manages
WiFi connected devices in the home. Consumers now can add xFi
Pods, small, easy to install extenders that plug into any electrical
outlet, pairs with xFi Wireless Gateways, and help customers create a
mesh network that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas of their home.
Business provides multi-gig speeds to business customers in
Comcast’s footprint – whether an enterprise with locations across the
country that needs multi-gigabit speed or a small business with only a
handful of locations.
Outside the home, Xfinity Internet customers also have access to more
than 19 million WiFi hotspots, so they can stay connected on the go at
no additional cost.
Comcast’s residential Xfinity Gigabit Internet service uses the existing
network connections that are already in most customers’ homes.
Installation is easy and requires no special construction or digging up
lawns. In many cases, customers don’t need a service visit, as the
broadband equipment comes with a simple self-installation kit.
Gigabit service is among a wide range of speed offerings designed to
support the personal needs of customers. Today, 75 percent of Xfinity
Internet customers choose plans with speeds of 100 Mbps or more, double
the speed those customers took just three years ago.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology
company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.
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. It also provides
wireless and security and automation services to residential customers
under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and
sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks,
television production operations, television station groups, Universal
Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for
Charlie Douglas, 215-286-3353