Comcast has announced that it is the nation’s largest provider of gigabit broadband, with the ultra-fast Xfinity Gigabit Internet and Comcast Business Gigabit services now available to nearly all of the company’s 58 million homes and businesses in 39 states and the District of Columbia. This availability includes nearly 97.4 percent of Comcast internet serviceable households in the Tacoma region. Overall, roughly 136,000 households have access to this high-speed internet service.
“’We’ve made gigabit broadband available to more Tacoma residents and businesses than any other cable provider,” said Amy Lynch, Region Vice President, Comcast Washington. “Our national deployment represents the fastest roll out of gigabit speeds to the most homes in the country. We have increased speeds 17 times in 17 years and doubled the capacity of our broadband network every 18-24 months.”
Comcast’s residential Xfinity Gigabit internet service uses the existing network connections that are already in most customers’ homes. Installation is easy and requires no special construction or digging up lawns. In many cases, customers don’t need a service visit, as the broadband equipment comes with a simple self-installation kit.