Cable giant Comcast announced this morning that it will offer Internet service at 2 gigabits per second to homes in the Chattanooga area, the fastest speed in the nation.
It's also twice the speed of EPB's landmark service offered several years ago.
The rollout begins in June and will be available to all Comcast customers and any non-customers who live where the company's network can service them, about 200,000 people. Dubbed "Gigabit Pro," the service will be delivered via a fiber-to-the-home solution.
Comcast has yet to announce rates for the new service.
"This important milestone follows years' worth of investments we've made to consistently deliver the fastest in-home and Wi-Fi speeds to the most homes and businesses in our markets," said Doug Guthrie, senior vice president of Comcast Cable's South Region, in a prepared statement. "We're excited that Chattanooga will become one of the first cities in the country to enjoy the nation's fastest residential speeds."
Comcast said it expects the service to be available to 18 million homes nationwide by the end of the year.
Read more in tomorrow's Times Free Press.