08 Mar Comcast Extends Gigabit Internet Service in Homes and Businesses Throughout the Greater Houston Area
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast announced today that it is launching a new internet service that will deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential and business customers throughout the Greater Houston area. These speeds will be among the fastest and most widely available in the region and include access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network of more than 18 million hotspots.
“With this offering, Comcast will have the broadest deployment of Gigabit internet speeds throughout Houston,” said Ralph Martinez, senior vice president for Comcast’s Houston Region. “This is yet another proof-point that our broadband and Wi-Fi networks are powerful, flexible and built for speed. We’ve increased internet speeds 17 times in the past 17 years and we will continue to bring customers the absolute fastest speeds possible by proactively investing in our advanced, high performance network.”
The company’s new 1 Gigabit internet service will use DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver the speeds over the existing communications lines that most people already have in their homes. To enjoy the service, all customers need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem. Those who own modems requiring an upgrade can purchase a new one or lease an xFi Advanced Gateway, which includes Xfinity xFi, a digital dashboard that enables customers to personalize, manage, and control their home Wi-Fi network. New and current customers in Houston can visit Xfinity.com/gig to learn about the new service and request additional information.
Comcast Business is also offering DOCSIS 3.1-based internet service to business customers in Houston. With the roll out of its gig-speed network, Comcast’s “Business Internet 1 Gig” and “Business Internet 500” speed tiers are now available to business customers in the area using the company’s existing network, without the need for any costly or disruptive construction of new network facilities.
Businesses of all sizes are moving to cloud-based operations models and placing a premium on high-capacity, high-performance internet connectivity. DOCSIS 3.1 business internet service from Comcast Business unleashes a new option for accessing gigabit speeds in any business environment – whether a distributed enterprise with locations across the country or a small business with only a handful of locations. The speed and cost efficiencies afforded by Comcast Business’s gig-speed network make it ideally suited for businesses across several industries such as retail, healthcare, manufacturing, hospitality, education and government.
The everyday price for Residential Gigabit Internet service in Houston is $159.95, without a contract. The company also has a limited time offer for new internet customers, with pricing of $89.99 per month, with a one-year agreement. Pricing for current customers with a contract will vary.
Pricing for Comcast Business services varies based on a business’s location, number of locations to be served, and the services to which the business currently subscribes. Customers can contact their local Comcast salesperson for more information. Businesses already served by Comcast can upgrade to Business Internet 1 Gig or Business Internet 500 by visiting: http://business.comcast.com/gig.
In addition to these enhancements, Comcast also offers the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program, Internet Essentials. This program provides low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month, digital literacy training and discounted computers for low-income Americans.
About Comcast Business
Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market; recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing provider of Ethernet services.