Comcast says its Xfinity Gigabit Internet and Comcast Business Gigabit services are now available to nearly all of the 58 million homes and businesses the company’s infrastructure passes in 39 states and the District of Columbia. That makes the cable MSO the largest provider of gigabit broadband in the country, Comcast asserts.
Currently, 75% of Xfinity Internet customers have plans that provide internet speeds of 100 Mbps or more, double the transmission rate such customers took three years ago, says Comcast. In the home, residents have access to Xfinity xFi, a digital dashboard that personalizes, monitors and manages WiFi connected devices. To improve WiFi performance, Comcast also can supply xFi Pods, WiFi network extenders that plug into electrical outlets that paired with already installed xFi Wireless Gateways, creates an in-home WiFi meshed network. On the business end, Comcast offers multi-gigabit services.
Comcast supplies these services through its hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network and, in some instances (primarily for business connections and in greenfield residential applications), fiber to the home. The company has rolled out DOCSIS 3.1 technology across most if not all of its HFC footprint; DOCSIS 3.1 supports an aggregate 10 Gbps downstream and approximately 1 Gbps upstream.
“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 competition.”
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