, Comcast is one step closer to offering symmetric multi-gig speeds over cable. This week, the company kicked off a new rollout that will allow more than 50 million US households to access its new 2Gbps service by the end of 2025. In a seen by Comcast said it would offer multi-gig Internet packages in 34 cities across the country before the end of the year, with initial rollouts already underway in Augusta, Colorado Springs, Panama City Beach and Philadelphia.

Even if you don’t sign up for the new 2x Gigabit service, you’ll see improved upload speeds. For example, in Colorado Springs, Comcast says some tiers offer upload speeds up to 10 times faster than before. The 2x Gigabit plan will initially limit customers to uploading files at 200 Mbps. However, starting in 2023, multi-gig symmetrical speeds will be possible thanks to a technology called .

Comcast has been transitioning to the standard for . Once that work is complete, you’ll have the network ready to deliver 10 Gbps download speeds and 6 Gbps upload speeds on the same connection. In turn, that would allow it to provide symmetric speeds on many of its cable packages. That’s one area where cable has historically lagged behind fiber-optic Internet.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices are correct at time of publication.

News Source link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *