Comcast is developing a new “exceptional” internet experience with the Xfinity 10G Network. Now, customers can get fast, reliable connections with low latency for only $300 per month. The company has spent over $20 billion since 2018 towards developing its newest internet service, the Gigabit Pro.
“The result of these efforts is a connectivity platform based on technologies that can meet the performance requirements of consumers today and well into the future as innovation pushes their experiences to new heights and the demand for connectivity further expands,” stated the company in an announcement posted earlier this week.
The Gigabit Pro product offers a 10 Gbps symmetrical multi-gig speed to connected users in ten of millions of homes.
“Our network is architected to give us options to deliver a great experience over both HFC and fiber-to-the-home technologies. For our customers who are on the bleeding edge of tech adoption, we recently increased the speeds of our symmetrical FTTH service, Gigabit Pro, to 10 Gbps/10Gbps, and that is available in all the markets we serve.”
Internal Comcast engineers developed Comcast Octave and Xfinity Fiber Meter to optimize performance and repair network impairments impacting service connections. Some of the new features will be a battery-operated WiFi device that will continue working in the instance of a power outage or network issue.
“The Xfinity 10G Network leverages a combination of internally developed Comcast technology and industry best practices to deliver a connectivity experience that is fast, reliable, and more responsive. It is a significant step forward in internet technology that our customers can rely on for years to come as their needs continue to evolve and grow,” says Elad Nafshi, Chief Network Officer for Comcast Cable.
Comcast has approximately 32.3 million broadband customers and sources report it’s not clear how many of them have or will sign up for the hybrid fiber-coaxial network.
At $300 per month, not including equipment rental fees, installation, and activation estimated to be around $1,000, it’s not exactly the home internet price tag most households are looking for.
Businesses, on the other hand, might find the Gigabit Pro service palatable, though they would need to be located within 1,760 feet of one of Comcast’s fiber nodes to utilize it.