Comcast Trialing DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit in Nashville

Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is beginning an advanced consumer trial of DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit Internet service in Nashville. Nashville ...

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Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is beginning an advanced consumer trial of DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit Internet service in 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."

New or current customers in Nashville can visit Xfinity.com/gig to learn about the new service and request additional information on this trial as the service becomes available. If selected for the trial, initial users will be encouraged to give Comcast feedback about their service.

Earlier this year, Comcast unveiled plans to offer gigabit Internet service using DOCSIS 3.1 technology in Atlanta and Nashville in early 2016, with Chicago, Detroit, and Miami to follow in the second half of the year. In December 2015, Comcast installed its first DOCSIS 3.1 modem in Philadelphia, and one was installed in Atlanta a few days later. In 2015, Comcast launched its fiber-based Gigabit Pro service with symmetrical 2 Gbps speeds. Gigabit Pro is now available to 18 million homes across the country.

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