Bad Axe, Mich., Gets Gigabit Internet

The gigabit internet service will benefit small businesses and residents alike looking for a faster connection.

by The Huron Daily Tribune / March 1, 2018

(TNS) —  BAD AXE — Comcast on Wednesday launched a new 1 gigabit-per-second Internet service for residential and business customers in Bad Axe.

The service uses a technology that makes it possible for Xfinity and Comcast business Internet customers to receive gigabit speeds over the communications lines that most customers already have in their homes and offices.

The price for residential 1 gigabit service is $139.95 a month without a contract. Bundled product pricing is also available.

“We’re delivering gigabit speeds over a network that already passes tens of thousands of homes and businesses across Michigan,” stated Tim Collins, senior vice president of Comcast’s Heartland region, in a press release. “As consumers and small businesses continue to rely even more heavily on the Internet, we have the advanced technology in place to meet this growing demand.”

In addition to residential consumers, the technology will benefit small businesses that have a need for faster download speeds without construction of new network facilities.

Wednesday's announcement follows a number of moves the company has made to enhance its high-speed Internet offerings, including an expansion of its national Wi-Fi network, which now includes 18 million hotspots; doubling its network capacity every 18 to 24 months; introducing xFi, a free platform that lets customers personalize, manage and control their home Wi-Fi experience, and launching 2 gigabit and 1 gigabit-per-second home Internet services. Comcast says it has increased Internet speeds 17 times in the past 16 years.

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