PLYMOUTH, MI – (June 15, 2015) – Comcast today announced it will offer residential multigigabit broadband service to nearly 1.5 million homes across the following Michigan markets within the next month: Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson and Lansing. Gigabit Pro is a symmetrical, 2 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) service that will be delivered via a fiber-to-the-home solution.
“Michigan is swarming with tech-savvy residents who have a need for even faster speeds,” said Tim Collins, senior vice president of Comcast Cable’s Heartland Region. “Bringing this new level of ‘fast’ to our customers reflects more than just our commitment to meeting their needs today, but also into the future.”
Gigabit Pro will be available to any home within close proximity of Comcast’s fiber network and will require an installation of professional-grade equipment. The company has fiber at the core of its network and, for the past decade, it has been extending it deeper into neighborhoods and closer to homes. To date, Comcast has built out more than 145,000 route miles of fiber across its service area.
“To be able to benefit from the country’s fastest broadband speeds will be welcome news for these Michigan communities whose residents have once again been afforded an opportunity to be in front of the technology revolution,” said State Sen. Mike Nofs, Chair of the Senate Energy and Technology Committee.
State Rep. Brad Jacobsen, Chair of the House Communications and Technology Committee added, “I am very pleased to hear of Comcast’s latest investment in innovation and technology for our state. Comcast’s continuing leadership in providing Internet services not only brings one more competitive advantage to many Michigan residents, but will also reap significant economic benefits throughout the state.”
Comcast has already announced Gigabit Pro in: Atlanta, California, Colorado, Florida, Greater Chicago (which includes Benton Harbor and St. Joseph), Houston, Indiana, Portland, Ore., Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn., the Twin Cities, Utah and Washington State.
Comcast has been doubling the capacity of its network at least every 18 months, and the company has increased speeds for its subscribers 15 times in the past 13 years. In addition to fast, wired broadband tiers, XFINITY Internet customers have access to the industry’s fastest inhome wireless gateway capable of offering up to 700 Mbps Wi-Fi connections.