[CES 2015] I would like to think that there is no way that someone would turn down the opportunity to enjoy a faster Internet connection. When that happens, surely one ought to probe deeper as to why that happened. Comcast will definitely carve smiles on the faces of many with their latest announcement that the company will begin to offer home customers gigabit internet speeds – in 2015, yo!
Of course, seeing is believing, and until Comcast keeps to their word, all that we have is plenty of excitement in the air without any concrete certainty. This announcement was made alongside a Broadcom event that boasted of the brand new DOCSIS 3.1 chip which would pave the way for speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second. Comcast and Liberty Global were in support of Broadcom’s new technology.
According to Comcast’s Tony Werner, “DOCSIS 3.1 is a critical technology for Comcast to provide even faster, more reliable data speeds and features such as IP video to our subscribers’ homes by harnessing more spectrum in the downstream. By more effectively using our cable plant to grow our total throughput, we expect to offer our customers more than 1 gigabit speeds in their homes in 2015 and beyond.”
There you have it!