Comcast today announced additional Florida markets in which its DOCSIS 3.1-based 1 Gbps service will be available. They include the Orlando area, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast and southwest sections of the state. In February, Comcast gigabit was launched in Lake County, Panama City; and Sarasota. Jacksonville and Miami got the upgrade last year.
The residential 1 Gbps service costs $139.95 per month without a term contract. A DOCSIS 3.1 modem is necessary for the service, which can also be bundled for discounted pricing.
Business Internet 1 Gig and Business Internet 500 speed tiers are part of the Florida upgrade too.”Comcast is now delivering gigabit speeds across much of Florida over a network that already serves thousands of homes and businesses,” said Javier Garcia, the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comcast’s Florida Region, in a press release. “As consumers and small businesses across the state continue to rely even more heavily on the internet, we have the advanced technology in place to meet this growing demand.”
Florida is not the only state that Comcast is upgrading. Last month, the MSO said that it is increasing speeds in four service tiers in its Northeast Division, which includes 14 states from Maine to Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Blast Tier moves from 200 Mbps to 250 Mbps, the Performance Pro tier download speeds increase from 100 Mbps to 150 Mbps, the Performance tier download speeds move from 25 Mbps to 60 Mbps and the Performance Starter tier download speeds increase from 10 Mbps to 15 Mbps.
Not all the upgrades to deliver speeds are concentrated on the east coast. Comcast said last December that it will provide speeds of 1 Gbps to residential and business customers in Sacramento, Antelope; Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Rancho Cordova, Rio Linda, Roseville and the McClellan Airforce Base. The cities all are in the Sacramento area.