Comcast unveils new high-speed internet plan up to 2 Gbps

Comcast has announced a new high-speed Internet plan that will allow users to enjoy symmetrical connections at speeds up to 2Gbps.. The idea behind the company is that from next year they will be able to offer symmetrical download and upload speeds.

According to the operator, by the end of 2022, new navigation speeds will appear in 34 cities of the country. They hope that later, by the end of 2025, they will be able to cover more than 50 million homes in all corners of the country.

So far, the first cities to benefit from 2Gbps navigation service are Colorado Springs (CO), Augusta (Georgia), Panama City Beach (Florida) and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)..

They clarified that the new connections will not require cable or hardware replacements as they will be offered through an already established architecture, making it easier to deploy while lowering costs.

As part of this initiative Comcast is accelerating its network transformation to be able to transition to a cloud-based virtual environment capable of supporting 10G and DOCSIS 4.0..

Comcast’s new service could benefit more than 50 million households | Photo: Comcast

As Comcast explains, customers will be able to experience download speeds that are 5 to 10 times faster than currently offered.. They specify that at first the download speed of files will be approximately 200 Mbps, but after the expansion of the network, it will become symmetrical.

The changes that the operator intends to implement will make it easier for it to offer speeds up to 10 Gbps and loads up to 6 Gbps in the future., which would mean a significant improvement in the quality and speed of the Internet. However, at least for now, the limit of what the company can offer will not exceed 4 Gbps, as shown by the company’s test conducted in January last year.

Other carriers such as AT&T, Frontier, Verizon, and Google Fiber still don’t offer those speeds, which seems to show that Comcast could be the industry leader.

Elad Nafshi, executive vice president and chief network officer at Comcast, said the new technology will not only lead to faster internet, but also will facilitate the entire process of digitization and virtualization that the industry is going through offering speeds that have so far been only theoretical.

Author: Julian Castillo
Source: La Opinion


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