Comcast extends DOCSIS 3.1 service to Philly and Baltimore

(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)

Philadelphia and Baltimore are the latest metropolitan regions to see deployment of Comcast’s DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1-gig internet service. 

Comcast announced that the services have been launched in its home base of Philadelphia, as well as the Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware, along with New Castle County in Delaware and most of southern New Jersey.  

In Maryland, the cable operator launched DOCSIS 3.1 service in Baltimore and Annapolis as well as the surrounding counties of Anne Arundel, Carroll, Hartford and Howard. 

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Comcast is maintaining a standard price point for 1-gig services, charging $79.99 a month to customers who sign up for a one-year contract. Those who eschew the contract will pay $104.95 a month. 

The deployments follow Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts in Boston, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Atlanta and Seattle, among other markets.

In its latest rollout, Comcast isn’t first to market in some areas. In Delaware County, Pennsylvania, for example, overbuilder RCN previously deployed DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1-gig service. 

Meanwhile, Verizon has been offering 940 Mbps-speed service in select areas of the northeast region.