Later this year Comcast is going to start a market trial of its new 10Gbps broadband service which will provide the aforementioned maximum download speed and maximum upload speeds of 1Gbps. The announcement was made by Comcast CEO Neil Smit earlier today, he said that the company is going to start this trial at sometime in Q4 2015.
Comcast will use DOCSIS 3.1 technology to provide maximum download speeds of 10Gbps, the technology will provide consumers with gigabit speed access on the upstream and downstream, allowing them to download ultra-HD and 4K content faster than ever before.
The DOCSIS 3.1 standard was released in fall 2013 but cable operators have only started deploying it now so it’s going to take a considerable amount of time before it’s available nationwide.
Comcast hasn’t revealed the important bit though: pricing. That’s always a major concern with services such as this one, and since Comcast is already charging about $300 for its 2Gbps Gigabit pro service, one can only imagine what the company might charge for the 10Gbps service.
We’ll know for sure once Comcast brings this service to market, the trial will take place in selected cities at first which will be revealed around the time this service is ready to be deployed.