Comcast announced that its Gigabit Internet service will soon be live in Nashville. Residents of the city can opt between a few payment plans, and they all come with dazzling broadband speeds and high data caps.
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Comcast recently let the media know that it is starting an advanced consumer trial of its Gigabit Internet service, and some lucky folks from Nashville will get the best of it.
The company set the ground for the news in February, when it announced plans to deliver 1 Gbps internet speeds to both business and residential clients.
Nashville is not the first city to benefit from Comcast’s DOCSIS 3.1 technology, as the company rolled out a similar service in Atlanta as early as March.
The media company is offering Nashville residents multiple subscription options. For those brave enough to enroll into a three-year contract, a monthly fee of $70 will provide 1 Gbps download, 35 Mbps upload speeds, and zero bandwidth cap.
However, those who do not want to engage in long term commitment can opt for a standardized $139.95 monthly fee. Keep in mind that the standard subscription comes with a 1 TB cap, and for each extra 50 GB consumed, a $10 fee applies. You may also choose to shell out extra $50 per month to remove all caps.
“We’re […] making Nashville customers among the first in the world to enjoy this new Gigabit technology,” says Doug Guthrie, Comcast Regional SVP.
Guthrie goes on to say that DOCSIS 3.1’s unique capabilities make him and his company proud to be the pioneer of bringing a Gigabit offering to customers and the business sector.
Note that offering DOCSIS 3.1 to the consumer market is a major leap forward for ultra-high-speed broadband. This is important to those whose devices sport Gigabit-support as they will be able to make most out of the lighting fast connection.
Bryan Huddleston, Technology Council President of Nashville, commends Comcast’s involvement in establishing the city as a “high-tech community.” Huddleston points out that his city has big growth potential for the development and absorption of broadband technology.
The announcement from Comcast hints that only a limited number of users will have immediate access to the new high-speed internet. Comcast’s existing or future clients in Nashville can go to Xfinity.com/gig, where more information about the new service is available.