Comcast's speedy Gigabit Pro Internet service priced at $300/month with $1,000 in startup feesBy Shawn Knight 7 comments
Comcast made headlines back in April when it announced Gigabit Pro, a symmetrical 2Gbps fiber-based service for residential customers. The ISP didn't disclose how much the service would cost but did say it would require the installation of professional-grade equipment (a clue that it wouldn't come cheap).
Comcast has since revealed pricing for its speedy service and as anticipated, it's quite expensive.
Standard pricing for the symmetrical 2Gbps connection is set at $299.95 per month. Installation fees can cost upwards of $500 and there's also an activation fee of up to $500. In total, prospective users could be out as much as $1,000 just to get up and running.
An eligible residence is described as being within a third of a mile of Comcast's fiber network. Furthermore, customers must agree to a two-year contract that's subject to an early termination fee. Those who agree to the contract may have to wait up to eight weeks or longer for installation to be completed.
According to Multichannel News, the service will carry a promotional price of around $159 per month. It's also worth pointing out that Gigabit Pro connections aren't bound by usage consumption caps and the service is only being offered as a standalone product (no bundle discounts).
Gigabit Pro is available in several major markets with Comcast planning to bring it to 18 million customers by the end of the year.
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