Comcast will begin offering 2 gig internet service

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 2, 2015


The announcement that Google Fiber will be moving into the Atlanta market is already creating change for local consumers.

Today Comcast, the area’s leading high speed internet provider, has announced plans to roll out 2 gig internet service to 1.5 million customers, starting next month.

That’s faster than the gigabit internet service Google Fiber plans to offer in several Atlanta communities, including Decatur and Avondale Estates.

Comcast’s announcement does not include pricing or any maps about where the service will be offered.

“Gigabit Pro will be available to any home within close proximity of Comcast’s fiber network and will require an installation of professional-grade equipment,” the company said via press release. “The company has fiber at the core of its network and, for the past decade, it has been extending it deeper into neighborhoods and closer to homes. To date, Comcast has built out more than 145,000 route miles of fiber across its service area.”

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  • Graybeard

    My guess: $300/month, actual rate: 50down/20up mbps

    • Katie Kate Spahr Walchle

      I’m curious about why you think it will be $300. Or are you kind of joking? I mean, I am sure they’ll probably charge a pretty penny for as long as they can (ie until Google Fiber is available and then Comcast will have to price more competitively) but $300 seems unlikely. Right now we have a bundle of “Limited Basic” TV and “Ultra High Speed Internet” service and pay $84/month total, all fees and taxes included. Granted, the limited basic TV is just network channels that we could get for “free” using the digital receiver in our TV set, but we chose to ditch cable channels for personal reasons and the Ultra High Speed Internet by itself (not in a “bundle”) is $78.95/month before fees and taxes.

      Don’t get me wrong though – I’m on the edge of my seat in anticipation of Google Fiber finally being available. I just wanted to find out how/why you thought Comcast’s faster Internet will cost $300.

      • Graybeard

        A quick glance at my “upgrade” options in their back end has their priciest plan at $249.99/month, for 105 mbps, all the channels, and a phone line. I was being facetious, but now that I actually look at it $300/month is not exactly a stretch.

  • An American Patriot

    If Comcast were the only option, I would DO WITHOUT.

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