Comcast extends gigabit Internet service in greater Houston area

Comcast has announced 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, the company said.

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.

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.

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 industry associations as one of the fastest growing provider of Ethernet services.

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.