Comcast announced today it has launched its new internet service in the Harrisburg, Lancaster and State College areas that delivers speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential customers. These speeds are among the fastest and most widely available and include access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network of more than 18 million hotspots. Combined with the company’s recently launched Xfinity xFi platform, a new and personalized home Wi-Fi experience, Comcast is giving customers the fastest speeds, the best Wi-Fi coverage, and ultimate Wi-Fi control in their homes.
The service is available today in the following areas of Lancaster County:
Lancaster City; Lancaster Township; Millersville Borough; Manheim Township; East Petersburg; East Lampeter; West Lampeter; Conestoga Township; Upper Leacock Township; West Earl Township; East Earl Township; Earl Township; New Holland Borough; and Caernarvon Township.
The service is available today in the following areas of the Harrisburg Region:
Penbrook; Paxtang; Lower Paxton Township; Swatara Township; Steelton; Lower Swahara Township; Hampden Township; Silver Spring; Royalton; City of Harrisburg; West Hanover Township; Lower Allen Township; Fairview Township; Derry Township; Palmyra Borough; North Londonderry; Hummelstown Borough; South Londonderry; Londonderry Township; South Hanover Township; Marysville; Dauphin; East Hanover; and Conewago Township.
The service is available today in the following areas of State College:
State College Borough; Bellefonte Borough; Centre Hall Borough; Milesburg Borough; Howard Borough; Port Matilda Borough; Chester Hill Borough; Philipsburg Borough; Osceola Mills Borough; South Philipsburg Borough; Houtzdale Borough; Brisbin Borough; Ramey Borough; Tyrone Borough; Ferguson Township; College Township; Patton Township; Benner Township; Spring Township; Potter Township; Howard Township; Marion Township; Harris Township; Franklin Township; Worth Township; Halfmoon Township; Decatur Township; Morris Township; Rush Township; Woodward Township; Gulich Township; Bigler Township; Beccaria Township; Taylor Township; Snyder Township; and Boggs Township.
The service will be available in these areas in the Harrisburg region in mid-September:
Susquehanna Township; Highspire; New Cumberland; LeMoyne; Wormleysburg; Camp Hill; East Pennsboro; Middle Paxton; Shiremanstown Borough; Mechanicsburg Borough; Upper Allen Township; Middletown; Carroll Township; and Rye Township.
Additional areas across the Keystone Region will deploy the service on a rolling basis in the coming months. In all of these areas, the everyday price for 1 Gigabit service is $104.95 a month, without a term contract, and a promotional price of $79.99 a month for 12 months is being offered.
“With the launch of our 1 Gigabit residential service, adding to the best in-home Wi-Fi experience and our recent launch of XFINITY xFi, we continue to deliver an unparalleled Internet experience for our customers in terms of speed, control and reliability,” said Christine Whitaker, Senior Vice President of Comcast’s Keystone Region. “We know consumers need an Internet provider that can deliver speed, and we have been on a pace of doubling our network capacity every 18 to 24 months, ensuring that we stay well ahead of demand.”
Recently, Comcast launched Xfinity xFi, a platform that provides a simple digital dashboard for customers to set up their home Wi-Fi network, find their password, see what devices are connected, troubleshoot issues, set parental controls, and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network during dinner or bedtime. Outside the home, most Xfinity Internet customers also have complimentary access to nearly 17 million Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.
The company’s new 1 Gigabit Internet service will use DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver the speeds over the existing communications lines that are already in most people’s homes. To enjoy the service, all customers need to do is install a new DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem.
New and current customers can visit Xfinity.com/gig to learn about the new service and request additional information.