NASHVILLE, Tenn. October 18, 2018 – Two years after Nashville became one of the first cities in the nation to get gigabit Internet speeds from Comcast, the company has announced that it is now the nation’s largest provider of gigabit broadband service. The ultra-fast Xfinity Gigabit Internet and Comcast Business Gigabit services are now available to nearly all of Comcast’s 58 million homes and businesses in 39 states and the District of Columbia. This national deployment represents the fastest roll out of gigabit speeds to the most homes and businesses in the country.
In Tennessee, Comcast invested more than $1.3 billion in its infrastructure between 2011 and 2017. These investements have enabled Comcast to deploy gigabit Internet to nearly all Internet-serviceable households in its footprint, increase speeds 17 times in 17 years, and double the capacity of its broadband network every 18-24 months. Over the last few years in Nashville, Comcast has expanded its multi–gigabit network for the business community, launched Gigabit Pro, a two-gigabit residential internet service, and deployed a one-gigabit Internet service.
In the home, Comcast’s residential broadband service is now powered and controlled by Xfinity xFi, a digital dashboard that personalizes, monitors and manages Wi-Fi connected devices in the home. Consumers now can add xFi Pods, small, easy to install extenders that plug into any electrical outlet, pair with xFi Wireless Gateways, and help customers create a mesh network that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas of their home. Outside the home, Xfinity Internet customers also have access to more than 19 million Wi-Fi hotspots, so they can stay connected on the go at no additional cost.
“By making these investments, we’ve set a foundation for delivering the next-generation of broadband and Wi-Fi-based services that will define the modern digital home,” said Doug Guthrie, Regional SVP at Comcast.
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 of lawns. In many cases, customers don’t need a service visit, as the broadband equipment comes with a simple self-installation kit. Additionally, Comcast 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.
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 more information.
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