It's your weekly roundup of gigabit broadband news. This week, Comcast signs a deal that could push gigabit broadband services to more apartment buildings, several top-tier ISPs, add new gigabit markets and more.
The news is significant because Comcast is offering Internet speeds up to 1 Gbit/s as part of its Advanced Communities Network, and that option gives property owners the ability to use high-speed broadband as a way to attract tenants. It's also significant because the deal with Madison Apartment Group reaches new consumers in several major markets, including Philadelphia, Atlanta and Memphis. (See also Gigabites: NC Cities Issue New Gig RFP.)
Meanwhile, Comcast is also applying its data usage limit to more markets. DSL Reports noted that Comcast caps will go into effect in areas of Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Virginia on December 1.
— Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading