Comcast launches DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit service in Chicago

19 Aug 2016

Comcast, the United States’ largest broadband operator by subscribers, says it has launched a new 1Gbps broadband service in Chicago, Illinois. The service will use DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver Gigabit speeds over the company’s existing network infrastructure. John Crowley, Comcast’s senior vice president (Greater Chicago Region), commented: ‘We’re delivering Gigabit speeds over the network that already passes millions of homes in the Chicago area. Our commitment to providing customers with a great experience is front and centre with this announcement, and we’re proud that Comcast’s Chicago area customers will be among the first in the world to have access to this new Gigabit technology.’

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in February 2016 Comcast unveiled plans to offer Gigabit services in Atlanta and Nashville in the first half of the year, with Chicago, Detroit and Miami to follow in 2H16. In December 2015 the cableco successfully installed its first DOCSIS 3.1 modem in Philadelphia.