Fastest Internet In U.S. (2 Gigabits per second)

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Move difficult than, Google Fiber. Comcast is more or less to creation an ultra-rapid Internet foster of its own -- and it will be speedier than anything else occurring for the say around.

Comcast (CMCSA) said its supplementary Gigabit Pro promote will achieve speeds of occurring to 2 Gigabits per second, which is twice as fast as what Google, AT&T and a handful of add-on broadband companies have enough portion.

Atlanta residents will be the first customers to get the serve. But unlike Google (GOOGL, Tech30) Fiber and AT&T (T, Tech30) U-Verse, which roll out their Gigabit Internet offerings to prefer communities within cities, Comcast promised that its assuage would be rolled out to 1.5 million residents of the Atlanta metro region.

Comcast didn't have enough money a timetable or price for the optional accretion foster. It could believe some era to establishment -- Comcast will be deploying Gigabit Pro by bringing fiber optic cables into customers' homes.

That can be a painstaking and costly process that involves replacing copper wire and, in some cases, digging up yards.

But, feeling the heat from faster competitors, Comcast says it is full of zip to the project.

Google has said it will bring its Fiber benefits to Atlanta, and AT&T has Atlanta on the subject of its list of proposed loan cities for its Gigabit broadband support. The companies have enough maintenance ultra-unexpected Internet let support to for amid $70 and $110 a month for Internet, and TV options typically cost an appendage $50 or $60 a month.

Gigabit broadband serve is taking place to 100 times faster than a typical 10 Megabit per second broadband connection that most cable companies pay for. But valid-vigor speeds can be much slower. Just because Internet speeds are faster to the home doesn't target that websites have sped happening the delivery of their content.

For instance, Google Fiber offers the fastest Netflix speeds in the country, averaging 3.7 Megabits per second. But Verizon (VZ, Tech30) FiOS customers profit 3.53 Mbps Netflix (NFLX, Tech30) speeds and Cablevision -- a regular, copper-wire broadband promote -- gets 3.47 Mbps.

Google, AT&T and Comcast counsel that gigabit speeds are important for providing sudden minister to to quantity devices that could be related to the Internet at the linked time. And they are making a long term bet that companies afterward Netflix will eventually boost speeds for customers when faster buddies, perhaps offering highly developed-feel video.


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