Comcast is launching a 2Gbps symmetrical Internet service, which promises to deliver equal download and upload speeds. But it won’t be cheap.
When Comcast unveiled its speedy 2Gbps Internet service in April, we were curious about its cost. Although the largest cable company in the United States did not reveal the pricing of Gigabit Pro, we knew that it wouldn’t be cheap. Today, Comcast is finally announcing the price.
Posted on a new landing page for Gigabit Pro is the monthly subscription rate of $299.95 a month—a hefty price for Internet these days. Those who can afford can enjoy up to 2Gbps of Internet speed, almost two times faster than Google Fiber.
But that won’t be all. On top of the $300 monthly fee is a $500 fee for custom installation and another $500 for activation. You’ll also be required to sign a two-year agreement (mimimum), which means that early termination fees will be implemented. Installation could take up to 2 months to complete, the company said.
However, Comcast’s Gigabit Pro isn’t for everybody. Aside from its steep price, it will be available in a few states around the country. Folks in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, and California are lucky as they will be the first to test drive the service. Fortunately, Comcast is offering a $159 per month promotional price if you will avail their three year contract.
Gigabit Pro is a symmetrical Internet service, promising equal upload and download speeds. There’s one more catch: you will need to live within a third of a mile from Comcast’s Gigabit Pro network to enjoy it. Unlike Stream, the company’s innovative cable TV service, Gigabit Pro will not be bundled with Xfinity products.
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