Comcast launches 2 Gbps internet service in four states

, Comcast is one step closer to offering symmetric multi-gig speeds over cable. This week, the company began a new rollout that will see more than 50 million US homes accessing its new 2Gbps service by the end of 2025. In a spotted by Comcast said it would offer multi-gig internet plans in 34 cities nationwide before the end of the year, with initial rollouts already underway in Augusta, Colorado Springs, Panama City Beach and Philadelphia.

Even if you don’t sign up for the new Gigabit 2x service, you’ll see improved download speeds. For example, in Colorado Springs, Comcast says certain tiers offer download speeds up to 10x faster than before. The Gigabit 2x plan will initially limit customers to downloading files at 200 Mbps. However, from 2023, symmetric multi-gig speeds will be possible, thanks to a technology called .

Comcast is moving to the standard for . Once this work is complete, the network will be in place to deliver 10 Gbps download speeds and 6 Gbps upload speeds on the same connection. This, in turn, would allow it to provide symmetrical speeds on many of its cable packages. This is an area where cable has historically lagged behind fiber optic internet.

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