Gigabit Internet coming to Utah

Comcast will start offering a residential gigabit Internet service to local customers in Utah in early 2017, the company said.

The company will deliver these super-fast speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which uses the existing wiring that most people already have in their homes. Comcast will be the first company in Utah to offer 1 Gig Internet speeds across the entire state.

Comcast currently offers Gigabit Pro in, a 2 Gigabit, fiber-based product that requires a professional installation and equipment, and is designed for the most advanced digital homes.

The company´s new 1 Gig service will use existing communications lines that are already in most people´s homes. 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 will need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 compatible cable modem that is capable of delivering gigabit speeds.

Comcast Cable is a video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. It has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings.