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Comcast gigabit cable ($105 with 1TB data cap) now available in 39 states

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Enlarge / A Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 modem. (credit: Comcast)

Comcast’s gigabit cable service is now available to nearly all of the 58 million homes and businesses in the company’s US territory, Comcast announced yesterday.

Comcast, the nation’s largest ISP with more than 26 million subscribers, began rolling out gigabit cable in early 2016. It’s now available almost universally through Comcast’s territory that includes 39 states and the District of Columbia.

Comcast’s gigabit cable relies on DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver download speeds of up to 1,000Mbps, though Comcast notes that speeds will vary based on network traffic and “actual download speeds might be limited to 940Mbps due to Ethernet technical limitations.” Upload speeds are still limited to a comparatively paltry 35Mbps.

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