Business Briefs: Comcast gigabit Internet coming to Knoxville

Business Briefs: Comcast gigabit Internet coming to Knoxville

November 2nd, 2016 by Staff and Wire Reports in Business Around the Region

Comcast gigabit Internet coming to Knoxville

Comcast today announced it will start offering a residential gigabit Internet service to customers in Knoxville in early 2017.

The company will deliver these super-fast speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which uses the existing wiring that most people already have in their homes, according to Comcast.

"The introduction of our 1-gigabit Internet service reflects Comcast's ongoing commitment to deliver the fastest speeds to the most homes in Knoxville," said Comcast Regional Senior Vice President Doug Guthrie. "Soon, early adopters in Knoxville will enjoy a new gigabit service that delivers some of the fastest speeds available, which will be a major game changer for our customers."

Synovus, Chattanooga Divisions seek childhood hunger end

Synovus Northwest Georgia and Chattanooga Divisions have kicked off a six-week community outreach project to benefit the Action Ministries' SuperPack program.

They successfully exceeded their goal of $10,000 by raising $10,167, which equals 12,198 meals. The SuperPack program ensures that thousands of children in Georgia and Tennessee are fed over the weekend, when they don't have access to the school lunch program.

"This project meant a lot to me because I have known, personally, many kids who have received bags like this in the past," said Jessica Corbitt, team member at Cohutta Banking Co.