Comcast's speedy gigabit Internet service now available in Nashville

Shawn Knight

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Consumers in and around the Nashville area have something to get excited about as Comcast has started its advanced consumer trial of DOCSIS 3.1 (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) in the Music City.

Interested parties in the Nashville area can choose from one of two options. Those who agree to a 36-month contract will pay $70 per month for a 1Gbps downstream / 35Mbps upstream connection. The rate jumps to $139.95 should you not want to commit to a contract.

In addition to a cheaper rate, the contract plan doesn’t come with a restrictive bandwidth cap. Month-to-month users will be subjected to a 1TB cap per billing period which will likely be plenty for the average user (at least, until 4K streaming becomes mainstream).

Comcast, the nation’s largest home ISP, began offering its gigabit Internet service to residents in the Atlanta area back in March.

Comcast Regional SVP Doug Guthrie said the capabilities of DOCSIS 3.1 are incredibly exciting and they are proud to be the first to market with a gigabit offering that runs over existing cable infrastructure. Bryan Huddleston, Nashville Technology Council President, said Comcast continues to play a crucial role in the city’s development as a high-tech community.

It’s worth highlighting the fact that the new service in Nashville is labeled as an advanced consumer trial. As such, it may not initially be offered in every community. Those interested in learning more or checking availability can do so on the Xfinity website.

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Zoner1501

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Considering I reach 800GB usage avg monthly on a 6Mbps connection, 1TB cap on a 1Gbps connection is pretty restrictive.
 

yRaz

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Considering I reach 800GB usage avg monthly on a 6Mbps connection, 1TB cap on a 1Gbps connection is pretty restrictive.
You quite literally have to be maxing out your connection for 12 hours a day, what the hell are you doing?
 

Zoner1501

Posts: 55   +18
Considering I reach 800GB usage avg monthly on a 6Mbps connection, 1TB cap on a 1Gbps connection is pretty restrictive.
You quite literally have to be maxing out your connection for 12 hours a day, what the hell are you doing?
2 PCs, 4 smartphones, 1 PS4 thats almost constantly streaming Netflix/Amazon Video/Hulu/Funimation; there's almost always someone awake in my household 24/7
 
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Uncle Al

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I keep waiting for AT&T U-Verse to get to my neighborhood; of course with Google building a new data center in Clarksville, we are all hoping and praying they will break the monopoly here and get us some great service for more reasonable prices!
 

DJMIKE25

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Considering I reach 800GB usage avg monthly on a 6Mbps connection, 1TB cap on a 1Gbps connection is pretty restrictive.
You quite literally have to be maxing out your connection for 12 hours a day, what the hell are you doing?
I.Must.Resist...!!!!
OK you got me, 24/7 porn
Wow, I run a home media server which is constantly torrenting, have a computer in every room in the house, mutliple smartphones and games systems and I don't get anywhere near 800gb. I don't think that 1tb is an issue unless you are literally torrenting something different from each of your computers all day every day.
 

DJMIKE25

Posts: 183   +72
Considering I reach 800GB usage avg monthly on a 6Mbps connection, 1TB cap on a 1Gbps connection is pretty restrictive.
You quite literally have to be maxing out your connection for 12 hours a day, what the hell are you doing?
I.Must.Resist...!!!!
OK you got me, 24/7 porn
Wow, I run a home media server which is constantly torrenting, have a computer in every room in the house, mutliple smartphones and games systems and I don't get anywhere near 800gb. I don't think that 1tb is an issue unless you are literally torrenting something different from each of your computers all day every day.
And I'm running 200 mb/s.......
 

Camikazi

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Considering I reach 800GB usage avg monthly on a 6Mbps connection, 1TB cap on a 1Gbps connection is pretty restrictive.
You quite literally have to be maxing out your connection for 12 hours a day, what the hell are you doing?
I.Must.Resist...!!!!
OK you got me, 24/7 porn
Wow, I run a home media server which is constantly torrenting, have a computer in every room in the house, mutliple smartphones and games systems and I don't get anywhere near 800gb. I don't think that 1tb is an issue unless you are literally torrenting something different from each of your computers all day every day.
You must not be torrenting much then, I hit 800GB last month because of torrents and I wasn't even really trying. I only torrent from one computer but I do have a computer in almost every room, everyone has a smartphone (I have multiple as well as tablets), also have a media server, and have consoles. Between me and my nephew we stream videos on Netflix, YouTube and through his XBox most days and that doesn't count the use the rest of the family. I routinely hit 400GB or more without torrenting (YouTube and Netflix add up) much of anything and can hit over 1.5TB when I really try.
 

DJMIKE25

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You must not be torrenting much then, I hit 800GB last month because of torrents and I wasn't even really trying. I only torrent from one computer but I do have a computer in almost every room, everyone has a smartphone (I have multiple as well as tablets), also have a media server, and have consoles. Between me and my nephew we stream videos on Netflix, YouTube and through his XBox most days and that doesn't count the use the rest of the family. I routinely hit 400GB or more without torrenting (YouTube and Netflix add up) much of anything and can hit over 1.5TB when I really try.
I would say that I torrent a pretty good amount, but I guess not haha.