In a recent announcement, the officials from Comcast Corporation stated that they will be launching a new high-speed internet service for their residential customers in the Utah service area. In addition, Comcast also announced that their customers will receive a minimum internet speed of 1 gigabit-per-second with the latest service.
The State of Utah is going to be the first state in the country to be involved in the statewide rollout of a high-speed internet service from one of the best internet service providers in the country. Reports indicate that this recent announcement from Comcast will help them attract more Utah residential customers to their offerings.
The area vice president of technical operations for Comcast, Merlin Jensen said, “With our 1 gig residential service, customers in Utah can take advantage of super-fast internet speeds using the existing wiring in their home. We’ve been on a pace of doubling our network capacity every 18 to 24 months, which ensures that we stay well ahead of consumer demand, and we will continue to make investments in Utah.”
Additionally, he confirmed that the new internet service of Comcast will be using their existing communications lines, making broad deployment possible for the internet service in several communities across eight northern Utah counties. He also added that both new and existing Comcast subscribers will be able to take advantage of the gigabit speeds by installing a compatible cable modem.
Jensen added, “(The) average speeds for the average residential customer is about 100 Mbps to 150 Mbps. (That) would download a two-hour movie today in about one-and-a-half minutes. Today, with that gig service, we’d be able to do that in about 8 seconds.”
He also added that the individual price that the customers will have to pay to have a standalone gigabit service in Utah service area will be $160 per month and that it doesn’t require any contracts. In addition, Comcast is also planning to offer two promotional plans in different regions of Utah. This is one of the cheap internet deals offered by the telecom giant and experts say that it will certainly grab the attention of local customers.
The Comcast Mountain West region vice president of engineering, Mike Spaulding said, “The proliferation of connected devices inside the home is driving up the need for additional speed and bandwidth for connectivity throughout the home.”