Comcast launches gigabit internet in Twin Cities

October 26, 2017

MHTA — Comcast has launched a new internet service that delivers speeds of 1 gigabit internet in the Twin Cities; their phased activation will deliver these same speeds across their entire Twin Cities service area over the next couple of months, meaning all homes across Twin Cities will have access to gigabit service.

The new 1 gigabit internet service will use existing communications lines that are already in most people’s homes; Comcast is using DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver these speeds over our existing network infrastructure. As a result, it has the potential to reach more homes even faster and allows for broad deployment across communities. To enjoy the service, all customers need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 compatible cable modem that is capable of delivering gigabit speeds. Customers will also have the option of using their own compatible device. There is no charge for a professional install for 1 gig service, and no monthly fee for the modem.

The everyday price for 1G service in Minnesota is $159.99, without a contract. Comcast is also testing promotional pricing options in different areas with a one-year service agreement, ranging from $70 per month to $109.99 per month.  Customers can look for specific pricing by going to www.Xfinity.com/gig

The Twin Cities communities where Comcast’s new 1 Gigabit service is now available includes:

  • Arden Hills
  • Columbia Heights
  • Corcoran
  • Falcon Heights
  • Fridley
  • Hanover
  • Hilltop
  • Inver Grove Heights
  • Lauderdale
  • Little Canada
  • Maple Grove
  • Minneapolis
  • Mounds View
  • New Brighton
  • North Oaks
  • Richfield
  • Rogers
  • Roseville
  • Shoreview
  • St. Anthony
  • St. Louis Park
  • St. Paul

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