Comcast takes aim at Google Fiber with new gigabit Internet service

Comcast takes aim at Google Fiber with new gigabit Internet service

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Still waiting for Google Fiber to show up in your town? Well, Comcast’s gigabit Internet might get there first

The company announced last week it installed the first DOCSIS 3.1 modem on a customer’s network in Philadelphia, kicking off a trial of its new, ultra-fast Internet service

The DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) 3.1 specification is backward-compatible, meaning it works over Comcast’s existing hybrid fiber-coaxial network and offers gigabit download speeds. “All we needed was a new modem, a software upgrade to the device that serves that neighborhood, and a few good engineers,” Comcast’s Executive VP and CTO Tony Werner wrote in a blog post Read more…

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Comcast takes aim at Google Fiber with new gigabit Internet service