Comcast continued its quest to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 across its entire footprint by the end of 2018, announcing a series of Deep South rollouts.
Comcast-franchised cities with access to DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1-gig services starting in April include Charleston, South Carolina; Memphis, Tennessee; Savannah, Georgia; and Corinth and Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
According to Multichannel News, Comcast will be selling 1 Gbps services in its Southern region at $140 a month. (Comcast charged $160 a month, no contract, in earlier DOCSIS 3.1 deployments.)
Comcast will make its xFi Advanced Gateway available to subscribers in these areas.
Comcast commenced the national deployment of its xFi Advanced Gateway last year, leasing the DOCSIS 3.1-capable device in the nearly 75% of its footprint for which it has already deployed DOCSIS 3.1 services.
Comcast is leasing the device, formerly known as the XB6, for $10 a month—comparable to what it charges for DOCSIS 3.0 gateways.
The xFi gateway will support xFi, the cloud-based Wi-Fi management system Comcast rolled out earlier this year.