Comcast begins rollout of gigabit Internet service in Atlanta area

Comcast begins rollout of gigabit Internet service in Atlanta area

ATLANTA — Comcast has announced that they are beginning to rollout 1 gigabit-per-second Internet speeds to residential and business customers in the Atlanta area.

The cable and media company says it is beginning an advanced consumer trial of Gigabit Internet service to early adopters in a number of neighborhoods in the Atlanta area, including Brookhaven, Avondale Estates, Dunwoody, Decatur, Chamblee, Doraville, Sandy Springs, East Point, College Park, Midtown Atlanta, Buckhead, Alpharetta and Roswell.

Over the next several weeks, they will continue to roll out additional locations such as Tucker, Stone Mountain, Ellenwood, Lithonia, Woodstock, Marietta, Kennesaw, Clarkston, Canton and Acworth.

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A Comcast official says it will continue to expand its deployment area throughout the end of year. %

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“Our Atlanta customers will be among the first in the world to enjoy this new Gigabit technology, and we’re looking forward to learning more from these early adopters about how they take advantage of these ultra-fast speeds,” said Comcast Central Division President Bill Connors. “The capabilities of DOCSIS 3.1 are incredibly exciting, and we are the first to market with a gigabit offering that runs over our existing cable infrastructure.”

In February, 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 announced it had successfully installed its first DOCSIS 3.1 modem in Philadelphia, and one was installed in Atlanta a few days later.