Comcast Corporation has extended the trial of Xfinity Gigabit, its one-gigabit residential broadband internet service, to the Indiana region. Through this, Indiana has become the fifth state to undergo Comcast’s advanced gigabit trials.
Comcast is one of the best internet providers in the country at present, and they have already commenced the trials for their new super-fast internet connection across many of their coverage areas. The recent addition to the list includes prominent regions such as New Haven, Fort Wayne, Huntertown, Ossian, and Berne.
This latest trials and testing of Comcast gigabit internet service will enable the company to expand its service footprints across a wider area throughout the nation. By utilizing the technology of Xfinity Gigabit, the company can provide the best internet services through its existing wiring. This will result in the service to extend towards a much larger population than was possible with its earlier Gigabit Pro service, which was a 2 GB broadband service started by the company in 2015.
Throughout the years, there have been significant investments in the Indiana region. Comcast invested about $1.35 billion for improving its network in Indiana back in 1996. This periodic investment over the years has led to rapid developments in the telecommunications sector in the region. These upgrades have enabled the company to greatly enhance the speed of their broadband internet service over the past decade.
Gigabit Pro comes with packages of $299 per month and offers fiber internet to residential customers. According to Mike Wilson, public relations director for Comcast in Indiana, the Gigabit Pro came with a pretty narrow market segment. He said, “It still has subscribers, and we don’t expect that market to change much.”
Moreover, Comcast is rolling out Xfinity Gigabit with an expected price of $139.95 per month. This is significantly much lower than the previous service of Gigabit Pro and yet offers enhanced speeds and other improvements. Wilson stated that Comcast’s intention of offering Xfinity Gigabit at this promotional pricing reflects on the future of internet service in the US.
Wilson said, “We expect this product to be in much broader use, given the footprint and given the appetite for it.” This is based on the huge interest among users in Xfinity Gigabit seen in other states. The enhanced internet speeds offered by the internet service will allow subscribers to browse and download much faster than was previously possible.