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03 April 2015

Comcast One-Ups Google Fiber in Atlanta with 2GB Internet Service

(Comcast announces the arrival of 2GB/s internet service to metro Atlanta. Image courtesy Comcast. )
In January, Google had Atlanta all abuzz when they announced the coming of 1GB/s internet service to nine metro area cities [Google Fiber coming to 9 metro Atlanta cities
. WSB-TV. Retrieved on 3 April 2015.].

Now, Google has been one-upped by the competition. Comcast says they are bringing the fastest residential internet speeds in the United States to Atlanta -- 2 Gigabit-per-second, fiber-to-the-home service.

"Our approach is to offer the most comprehensive rollout of multi-gigabit service to the most homes as quickly as possible, not just to certain neighborhoods," said Doug Guthrie, SVP of Comcast Cable's South Region. "We already provide the fastest speeds to the most homes and businesses in Atlanta, and access to Gigabit Pro will give our customers all the broadband capacity they need to stay ahead of future technologies and innovations."

Comcast Gigabit Pro will be available to any home within close proximity of Comcast's fiber network and will require an installation of professional-grade equipment. More than 1.5 million customers in Atlanta could have access to Gigabit Pro starting next month.