Comcast rolls out DOCSIS 3.1 in Charleston, Memphis, Savannah and other Southern cities

Comcast will be selling 1 Gbps services in its Southern region at $140 a month. (Image: Comcast)

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.)

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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.

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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. 

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