The Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit rollout continues with the news that Comcast is leveraging its investment in DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver residential broadband service as fast as 1 Gbps throughout the state of Utah over its existing network infrastructure.

Comcast is on track to double its network capacity every 18-24 months in order to stay ahead of rising consumer network usage, and DOCSIS 3.1 figures to be a big part of that.

The cable MSO began rolling out a DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit business Internet service in major U.S. cities in January. SVP of product management Kevin O’Toole highlighted the ease with which business customers can access the service by referring to its “plug n’ play” nature.

“With our 1 Gig residential service, customers in Utah can take advantage of super-fast internet speeds using the existing wiring in their home,” Comcast Area VP of Technical Operations Merlin Jensen highlighted in a press release. He added that Comcast will continue to invest in expanding and enhancing its broadband network infrastructure and services in the state.

Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Rollout
While it offers FTTP gigabit network services via its Gigabit Pro service in select markets, DOCSIS 3.1 effectively serves as Comcast’s ultra-broadband “workhorse.”

The fact that Comcast was able to roll out its new max 1 Gbps service statewide using existing wiring and network connectivity highlights the cost advantages and benefits Comcast and its cable industry peers can realize from their collective investment in developing DOCSIS 3.1.

The cable MSO is offering the new gigabit residential service on a non-contract basis for a standard price of $159.95 per month. Its also is testing two promotional prices with a one-year service agreement in two areas.

In one, the new gigabit service is being offered at $70.00 per month in specifically chosen areas of Salt Lake City and North Ogden. Secondly, the 1 Gbps residential broadband service will be available with a one-year service contract across the rest of Utah for $109.99 per month.