Submitted by Comcast
Comcast announced that it is the nation’s largest provider of gigabit broadband, with the ultra-fast Xfinity Gigabit Internet and Comcast Business Gigabit services now available to nearly all of the company’s 58 million homes and businesses in 39 states and the District of Columbia. This availability includes nearly 95.6% of Comcast internet serviceable households  in Olympia. Overall, roughly 65,000 households and businesses have access to this high-speed internet service.
“’We’ve made gigabit broadband available to more Olympia residents and businesses than any other cable provider,” said Amy Lynch, Region Vice President, Comcast Washington. “Our national deployment represents the fastest roll out of gigabit speeds to the most homes in the country. We have increased speeds 17 times in 17 years and doubled the capacity of our broadband network every 18-24 months.
Comcast continues to offer an unmatched Internet experience that combines gigabit speeds with wall-to-wall WiFi, personalized tools and controls, and enough capacity to stay ahead of tomorrow’s innovations,” said Dana Strong, President of Consumer Services, Comcast. “We’ve built an innovative high speed data platform that combines speed, coverage and control features and really sets our broadband experience apart from the competition.”
Comcast’s residential broadband service is powered and controlled by Xfinity xFi, a digital dashboard that personalizes, monitors and manages WiFi connected devices in the home. Consumers now can add xFi Pods, small, easy to install extenders that plug into any electrical outlet, pairs with xFi Wireless Gateways, and help customers create a mesh network that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas of their home.
Comcast’s residential Xfinity Gigabit internet service uses the existing network connections that are already in most customers’ homes. Installation is easy and requires no special construction or digging up lawns. In many cases, customers don’t need a service visit, as the broadband equipment comes with a simple self-installation kit.
Comcast Gigabit service is available in nearly 180 cities across Washington state.
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