Salt Lake City is the first community in Utah where Comcast is rolling out new multi-gig speeds
Salt Lake City, Utah
Comcast today launched an additional layer of multi-gig Internet speeds on its supported fiber network for Xfinity and Comcast Business customers in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City is the first community in Utah where Comcast is beginning to deliver download speeds of up to 2 Gbps over existing network connections in homes and businesses today. Once rollout is complete, these multi-gig speeds will be available throughout Comcast’s Salt Lake City service area, as well as Comcast’s entire Utah service area.
The new offerings are part of a nationwide rollout that will reach more than 50 million homes and businesses by the end of 2025, making it the largest and fastest Wi-Fi and multi-gig network ever in the United States.
In addition to multi-gigabit download speeds, Comcast is introducing faster upload speeds in Salt Lake City for Xfinity Internet customers who choose xFi Complete. The new speeds will be paired with Comcast’s multi-gig Wi-Fi experience, which delivers the industry’s best combination of speed, coverage and control, powered by one of the world’s first Wi-Fi 6E gateways. Xfinity and Comcast Business customers will receive upload speeds 5 to 10 times faster than their current tiers. Comcast will begin offering 10G-enabled multi-gig symmetric services in 2023. Network data shows that downstream traffic remains 14x greater than upload, so the introduction of symmetric upload speeds will be way ahead of demand.
“One key aspect of the pandemic remains clear: high-speed internet access is essential for everyone,” he said JD Keller, senior vice president, Comcast Mountain West Division. “Utah businesses need reliable, high-speed Internet service – students need to complete homework – and families need to connect with loved ones around the world. Comcast’s continued investment in our network ensures Utah residents Utah have the technology to participate in today’s digital world.”
“Investments in technology and infrastructure ensure Salt Lake City maintains the fastest and most reliable Internet service for our residents,” he said. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “In my work as a founding member of the Utah Broadband Coalition, I have seen how the benefits of Comcast’s investments extend to businesses, government organizations, students and all Utah residents, including seniors, veterans and those in families a low income. We appreciate Comcast’s announcement today as it prepares us for the demands of tomorrow.”
Faster speeds are just one of the consumer benefits made possible through Comcast’s continued efforts to evolve its entirety Net at 10G. 10G is a next generation technology platform supported by a global collaboration of Internet companies have focused on building networks that anticipate consumer demand for connectivity.
In recent years, Comcast has moved to a digital network technology, powered by a virtualized platform, which offers greater reliability and better performance. With it, instead of manually maintaining, upgrading and replacing traditional analog network equipment, which can take days or even weeks, Comcast engineers can reliably maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade key network components almost instantaneously. with just a few keystrokes on a laptop or mobile app. This also makes the network much more energy efficient and is an important element of Comcast’s plan to become carbon neutral by 2035.
As Comcast is evolving its entire network architecture, equipment and customer devices, it is uniquely positioned to deliver these advances in speed, reliability and performance to everyone it serves, not just a select few. And because so much of this work is powered by software, these changes can be made with far less disruption to customers than with other technologies.
The new multi-gig speeds are available today to Xfinity and Comcast Business customers in parts of Salt Lake City and will be rolled out in Comcast markets across the country through 2025. Visit Xfinity or Comcast business to learn more and subscribe to these exciting new products.
More about Comcast in Utah:
· Comcast has nearly 700 miles of fiber in Salt Lake City – nearly 5,000 miles across the state of Utah.
· More than 1 million households and businesses have access to Xfinity and Comcast Business products and services statewide, including more than 100,000 in Salt Lake City.
· Comcast has invested more than $389.6 million in its Utah network in the past three years alone. · We make continuous strategic investments in building broadband network capacity to keep pace with demand, effectively doubling our capacity every 2.5 years.
Since 2011, Comcast has connected nearly 160,000 income-limited Utah residents to the Internet through its Internet Essentials Program, the nation’s largest and most successful private sector low-income broadband adoption program. The program offers income-eligible individuals the ability to connect to the Internet for $9.95 a month. In addition, Comcast participates in the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program which provides those who qualify with a credit of $30 a month for Internet service.
· As part of Comcast’s ongoing effort to help connect low-income families to the Internet, Comcast has also partnered with our network of nonprofit, community and city partners to equip nearly 39 locations across Utah with zones lift station with Wi-Fi connection where students and adults can go online, participate in training for learning and workforce development, and access critical resources.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCS extension) is a global media and technology company that connects people to the moments that matter. We are primarily focused on connectivity, aggregation and streaming with 57 million customer relationships in the US and Europe. We provide broadband, wireless and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business and Sky brands; create, distribute and stream entertainment, sports and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, plus cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News and Sky Sports; and deliver memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts across the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
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