Comcast launching blazing fast 1GB internet service to region

| August 22, 2017
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Comcast announced that it is launching a new Internet service across the Baltimore market that will deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential customers. These speeds will be among the fastest and most widely available and include access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network of more than 18 million hotspots. Combined with the company’s recently launched Xfinity xFi platform, a new and personalized home Wi-Fi experience, Comcast is giving Baltimore customers the fastest speeds, the best Wi-Fi coverage, and ultimate Wi-Fi control in their homes.

“With the launch of our 1 Gigabit residential service, adding to the best in-home Wi-Fi experience and our recent launch of XFINITY xFi, we continue to deliver an unparalleled Internet experience for our customers in terms of speed, control and reliability,” said Mary McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Beltway Region.  “We know consumers need an Internet provider that can deliver speed, and we have been on a pace of doubling our network capacity every 18 to 24 months, ensuring that we stay well ahead of demand.”

The company has completed its deployment of the service in Baltimore City, as well as Baltimore County, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County. In all of these areas, the everyday price for 1 Gigabit service is $104.95 a month, without a term contract, and a promotional price of $79.99 a month for 12 months is being offered.

“Access to high-speed Internet is critical to our continued economic prosperity and growth,” said Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh. “We appreciate Comcast for choosing our city as an early adopter of 1 Gigabit Internet service that will bring the latest technology and fastest speeds to our residents.”

Last month, Comcast launched Xfinity xFi, a platform that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find their password, see what devices are connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls, and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network during dinner or bedtime.  Outside the home, most Xfinity Internet customers also have complimentary access to nearly 18 million Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.

The company’s new 1 Gigabit internet service will use DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver the speeds over the existing communications lines that are already in most people’s homes. To enjoy the service, all customers need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem.

New and current customers can visit Xfinity.com/gig to learn about the new service and request additional information.

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