When it comes to a faster Internet connection, we all feel the need for speed. No matter how fast we are cruising the internet, we can always go faster. So this news from Comcast will put a smile on your face.
Comcast’s latest announcement is that the company will begin to offer home customers gigabit internet speeds in 2015. See? I bet you are smiling right now.
Talk is all well and good of course, but until we see some action, we shouldn’t get too giddy. It is exciting news however. This announcement was made alongside a Broadcom event that was showing off the brand new DOCSIS 3.1 chip which would pave the way for speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second. Comcast and Liberty Global support Broadcom’s new technology. I think we all do at those speeds.
Comcast’s Tony Werner says, “DOCSIS 3.1 is a critical technology for Comcast to provide even faster, more reliable data speeds and features such as IP video to our subscribers’ homes by harnessing more spectrum in the downstream. By more effectively using our cable plant to grow our total throughput, we expect to offer our customers more than 1 gigabit speeds in their homes in 2015 and beyond.”