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Comcast internet will be speeding up for Jackson residents

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Comcast today announced that it is increasing Internet speeds in Jackson at no additional charge to customers.

The company will increase the speed of its popular “Blast!” service by 50 percent to 75 Megabits per second and introduce the new Extreme 150 Megabits per second speed tier.

“Comcast already provides the fastest Internet speeds to the most homes and businesses in Jackson, and our goal is to give our customers choices that fit their lifestyle and all the broadband capacity they need to stay ahead of future technologies and innovations,” said Comcast Regional Senior Vice President Doug Guthrie.

The new speeds and tier will be available immediately to the vast majority of new and existing customers in Jackson.

To get the new “Blast!” speeds, customers may need to re-start their modems. Comcast will notify those customers who may need to upgrade their modems to receive the increased speeds as well as customers who lease modems will be able to receive upgraded modems at no additional charge.

These new speed increases follow Comcast’s previously announced Gigabit Pro service, a professional-grade residential fiber-to-the-home solution that leverages its fiber network to deliver 2 Gigabits per second upload and download speeds. 

The company is also testing DOCSIS 3.1, a scalable, national, next generation 1 Gbps technology solution, and expects to begin rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 in early 2016.  When fully deployed, it will mean almost every customer in Comcast’s service area will be able to receive gigabit speeds over its existing fiber and coax network.

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