Operator says its 1-gig services now pass 58 million homes and businesses

Comcast said it has completed its 18-month mission to deploy DOCSIS 3.1-enabled 1-gig services.

The operator said that its DOCSIS 3.1-enabled 1-gig services are now available to 58 million homes and businesses, completing a rollout that started around 18 months ago.

Comcast would not reveal how many of its more than 26.5 million broadband customers are paying for 1 Gbps services. However, the company said that 75% of its subscribers have downstream speeds in excess of 100 Mbps.

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Comcast’s announcement coincides with similar benchmark from other cable operators. Charter recently said that it was 95% done with DOCSIS 3.1, while Cox Communications claims to be about 90% finished.

Speaking to MCN, Eric Schaefer, senior VP and general manager of broadband, automation and communications for Comcast, directed the attention to xFi, the operator’s Wi-Fi management solutions. He said 15.9 million Comcast homes currently use the product.

“A lot of folks are going to talk about speed, but what’s important for the vast majority fo people is converge and control in the home,” Schaefer said.

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