Thursday, June 04, 2015

This One (Almost) Goes To 11

Just as gigabit speed is becoming a must-have for apartments, Comcast has upped the ante. The company announced multi-gigabit speeds, including symmetrical 2 gbps service, coming to the greater Chicagoland area, according to an announcement posted on MarketWatch. Comcast claims that its “Gigagbit Pro” product will provide the fastest residential Internet available in the United States. But, not satisfied just to double the current speed threshold, Comcast also hinted that up to 10 gbps speeds might be available to apartment residents soon. The company said it “plans to offer a multi-gigabit fiber service through its Xfinity Communities program that serves residents living in multi-dwelling units such as apartment complexes. Comcast has been delivering multi-gig (up to 10 Gbps) Ethernet service to businesses in the region since 2011.” So, maybe this one doesn’t really go to 11, yet. But it might go to 10, soon.

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