Comcast rolls out new DOCSIS 3.1-powered biz tiers in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Nashville

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Comcast's “Business Internet 1 Gig” pricing will start out at $499 a month, while the “Business Internet 500” tier will have a base price of around $399.

Comcast has announced the expansion of services to regions upgraded to the DOCSIS 3.1 standard, launching 1 Gbps and 500 Mbps downstream speed business service tiers in Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Nashville.

“Business Internet 1 Gig” pricing will start out at $499 a month, while the “Business Internet 500” tier will have a base price of around $399. Comcast has been selling DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1-gig residential service for $139.95 a month, with a promotional price of $70 for those who agree to a three-year commitment. 

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“High-capacity, high-performance internet can be a difference-maker for businesses that want to leverage software-as-a-service applications to improve their operations or enhance the customer experience by offering in-store Wi-Fi or a robust e-commerce site,” said Kevin O’Toole, senior VP of product management for Comcast Business, in a statement. 

“DOCSIS 3.1 business internet service offers a new and easy plug-and-play option for accessing gigabit speeds in any business environment—whether that is a large distributed enterprise across a wide geographic area or a small business with one or a few locations,” O’Toole added. 

Comcast reported a 15.5% uptick in business services revenue to $1.4 billion in the third quarter. The company reports fourth-quarter numbers on Thursday. 

Comcast has been on the forefront of DOCSIS 3.1 deployment, declaring in November that it will be delivering gigabit-speed services based on the technology in 15 markets early this year 

“From where we sit, we're rolling out DOCSIS 3.1,” said Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh at a November investor conference. “We think that's the most effective and efficient way to give big speeds across the footprint most quickly, most economically.”

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