Not to be outdone by Google Fiber and AT&T, Comcast has announced it will offer a 2 gigabit-per-second service called Gigabit Pro to eligible Middle Tennessee homes, as early as June of this year.
The service was also announced for Atlanta; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Florida and California.
“We are clearly in a space where customers are pushing the boundaries of what the Internet can do,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast regional senior vice president. “Nashville being named No. 5 city for startups in the country, these are the types of cities we want to be in first.”
The service will be offered to residents within a one-third mile of Comcast’s fiber network, or an estimated 500,000 homes. Pricing for the service and installation has not been revealed.
It was announced in January 2015 that Google plans to bring Google Fiber to the Nashville market. The move is said to offer faster internet connection and television service—up to 100 times faster than traditional broadband. The Google Fiber service is free after an up-front $300 installation, or $25/month for 12 months. Google Fiber for Nashville is currently in the design stages.
AT&T revealed its Gigapower plans for Nashville in July 2014. Though the coming GigaPower will only apply to Nashville, AT&T said at the time that it is considering five surrounding areas for service, including Clarksville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna and Spring Hill.
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