PHILADELPHIA -- Following its announcement in February to bring 1 Gigabit-per-second Internet speeds to residential and business customers using DOCSIS 3.1 technology, Comcast today announced it is beginning an advanced consumer trial of Gigabit Internet service to Nashville.
Nashville becomes the second Comcast market to roll out DOCSIS 3.1, following Atlanta's launch in March. Initial customers in Nashville will have the choice of a promotional contract price of $70 per month for 36 months, or an everyday price with no contract at $139.95.
"We're delivering on our promise to make Nashville customers among the first in the world to enjoy this new Gigabit technology," said Comcast Regional SVP Doug Guthrie. "The capabilities of DOCSIS 3.1 are incredibly exciting, and we are proud to be the first to market with a Gigabit offering that runs over our existing cable infrastructure."
The consumer introduction of DOCSIS 3.1 marks a major step forward in the evolution of ultra-high-speed broadband. Once DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Internet service is available in a market, customers with Gigabit-capable devices will be able to sign up for a new plan and then experience the benefits of that speed.
"Comcast continues to play a crucial role in Nashville's development as a high-tech community," said Bryan Huddleston, Nashville Technology Council President. "We thank Comcast for choosing to bring this exciting new broadband technology here, and for their belief in our high-growth market."
Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK)