Comcast launches gigabit Internet service in Chicago

Comcast has launched the Chicago area trial of a new Internet service that delivers speeds up to 1.0 Gigabit-per second (Gbps) to customers, the company said.

The company said the service plans to use DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver these speeds over the company´s existing network infrastructure.

The consumer introduction of DOCSIS 3.1 marks a step forward in the evolution of ultra-high-speed broadband. Once DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Internet service is available in a market, customers with Gigabit-capable devices will be able to sign up for a new plan and then experience the benefits of that speed.

Comcast Cable is a large video, high-speed Internet, and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company.