Report: Comcast to demo 1Gbps service on Thursday

Even as US Internet broadband service providers continue to put in broadband caps on their service they also continue to promise new and faster tiers of service. Broadband Reports has a story today that states that one of the largest such ISPs in the US, Comcast, is preparing to demo a 1 Gbps service on Thursday at the NCTA's The Cable Show trade show. In addition to the 1 Gbps service, Comcast is also expected to demo a service that will support a symmetrical 100 Mbps Internet speed (100 Mbps for both download and upload speeds). The image above reportedly shows that service in action.

The article points out that even though Comcast might be demoing such speeds on Thursday it could be a long time before regular Comcast customers will be able to sign up for such services in their homes and businesses. Paid Content claims it has already seen the 1 Gbps demo from Comcast. It states the connection downloaded "the full fifth season of 30 Rock—all 23 episodes—in roughly 1 minute and 40 seconds."

1 Gbps internet speed will reportedly be a reality for the small California town of Sebastopol in the next few weeks. The small ISP Sonic.net will be offering such Internet speeds for 700 homes in that town for just $70 a month. As we have reported earlier this year Google is going to launch its own 1 Gbps Internet service in Kansas City. That service is scheduled to go live sometime in 2012.

Image via Broadband Reports

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I'm in small town KY 2,500 people and get 50/5 for $48.99 a month.. By the first they tell us they will have 100/15 for $59.99 by the first of the year. No BS caps etc.. It is a family owned ISP.... I am sure they will be bought out sooner or later. God forbid we have competition in this country.

Dusco25 said,
I'm in small town KY 2,500 people and get 50/5 for $48.99 a month.. By the first they tell us they will have 100/15 for $59.99 by the first of the year. No BS caps etc.. It is a family owned ISP.... I am sure they will be bought out sooner or later. God forbid we have competition in this country.

I'd kill for 50/5 for $48.99 and would revive them for 100/15 for $59.99!!!! Hell I'm paying damn near $70 with Comcrap for my 16/2!!! Just isn't right at all and all that with a 250gb cap!!

I always wonder why cablevision can give us 105/15 for $100 a month,50/8 for$70, and 15/(prob going up soon)2 for$50 and other companies cant.

AMPSV said,
Gees we in NZ only wish we had Data caps like America & Comcast

Is that suppose to make us feel better or shut up faster? Sorry, but just your companies have ripped you off quicker doesn't mean we should just roll over without a say.

Xenosion said,

Is that suppose to make us feel better or shut up faster? Sorry, but just your companies have ripped you off quicker doesn't mean we should just roll over without a say.

Neither we are just jealous

I'm sure with a speed like that, Comcast will increase caps. It's not logical to offer such a speed with a low cap like that.

But honestly, how does one go over 250gb in a month? What's do you guys download.

Quick Shot said,
I'm sure with a speed like that, Comcast will increase caps. It's not logical to offer such a speed with a low cap like that.

But honestly, how does one go over 250gb in a month? What's do you guys download.


LOL! I download over 500 GB per month Movies, TV Shows, Games, Apps and Music

0veR said,

LOL! I download over 500 GB per month Movies, TV Shows, Games, Apps and Music

That's nuts my friend. I monitor my usage and never went over 100gb.

Quick Shot said,
I'm sure with a speed like that, Comcast will increase caps. It's not logical to offer such a speed with a low cap like that.

But honestly, how does one go over 250gb in a month? What's do you guys download.

Also this can be done pretty easily if you do a lot of streaming especially if you have netflix. I checking my limit one time and I actually used 245GB out of my 250GB cap.

Quick Shot said,

That's nuts my friend. I monitor my usage and never went over 100gb.

Do you leave alone? Do you share the connection with anyone else?

C'mon Verizon, stop lollygagging and bring us affordable 100/100 and 1000/1000. Verizon's prices are seriously a joke compared to the rest of the world that gets 100/100 or 1000/1000 service for just dollars. Right now for 35/25 Verizon wants nearly $100/mo and for 150/35 they want almost $200. I don't think Comcast or anyone else will be much different due to greed by the USA isp's. 1 Gbps is going to cost a hefty amount, can't really see this being targeted at residential customers and more for businesses that can afford the cost.

I seems to remember hearing that regular coax is limited to 500 Mbps, so is this fiber or not? I also can't see Comcast budging on their strict caps either.

cybertimber2008 said,
And capped somewhere around 250GB

exactly. it's like it's damn near useless to give people that much speed when your capped @ 250GB.

and i am sure their current speeds is already more than fast enough for damn near all uses. but then again some people are spoiled and want their downloads NOW.

Edited by ThaCrip, Jun 16 2011, 2:36am :

cybertimber2008 said,
And capped somewhere around 250GB

At least they don't cap business lines .

I easily exceed 1TB a month on my line here at home!

Frazell Thomas said,

At least they don't cap business lines .

I easily exceed 1TB a month on my line here at home!

What the hell are you downloading all the time?!? I understand that happening once, maybe twice, but not regularly!