Comcast announced it is making the leap from broadband to wideband with the launch of next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 in Washington. With wideband, Comcast will introduce a new echelon of Internet speed tiers, which will redefine the customer experience online and create a platform for Internet innovation in the years ahead.
In December, Comcast’s new services will be available to residential homes and businesses throughout the communities that Comcast serves. From Bellingham to Aberdeen to Bremerton and Spokane and all points in between, customers will be surfing the web even faster.
With wideband, Comcast will offer among the fastest speeds available today, including the Extreme 50 tier with download speeds of up to 50 Mbps. Wideband will also enable Comcast to double speeds for the majority of existing high-speed Internet customers at no additional cost.
“Wideband utilizes our fiber optic network that is already in the ground in neighborhoods across our footprint. With this next generation of service, our customers’ online experience is dramatically enhanced. Best of all, these faster Internet speeds are available to all of our customers throughout the state, no matter where they live,” said Len Rozek, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Washington market. “And this is just the beginning. Wideband, combined with our fiber optic network, gives us the capability of meeting the needs of our customers for many years to come by offering even faster speeds in the future.”
As part of the wideband deployment, Comcast will launch two new premium speed tiers to its residential and business class customers. Both new services are ideal for households or businesses simultaneously using several computers or Internet-connected devices. They also will appeal to those who simply want some of the fastest speeds available today.
For information on how to order the new speed tiers, Washington Comcast customers can call 1-800-COMCAST.