Comcast rolls out gigabit internet in five Philly-area counties - Philly


Aug. 15, 2017 10:10 am

Comcast rolls out gigabit internet in five Philly-area counties

In June, the faster internet made a splash in D.C. Now it's Philly's turn.

Philly-area Comcast customers are getting access to faster internet service.

(Jeff Fusco/AP Images for Comcast )

Comcast subscribers in¬†Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Chester and Delaware counties can now download their cat GIFs faster if they subscribe to the company’s new¬†1 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) service.

Per the comms giant, the speeds available through the new service will be “among the fastest and most widely available,” according to a statement released Monday.

Jim Samaha, SVP of Comcast’s Freedom Region, said the service will now be available to the company’s 2 million or so customers in Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey. “We have been on a pace of doubling our network capacity every 18 to 24 months, ensuring that we stay well ahead of demand,” said Samaha in a statement.

The company has also launched 1-gigabit service throughout parts of New Jersey and in New Castle County, Delaware. It aims to launch gigabit internet across the region in the coming weeks. It’s part of a broader national rollout happening since last year. Just a few months ago, the gigabit service was rolled out in Washington, D.C.

Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

  • ambiguator

    how much $?

    • gysgt213

      I search online and couldn’t find a price, but apparently verizon and googles offers are at $70 for stand alone.

  • kdogvt

    Only in Philly? What about other parts of PA?

  • Paul Labbee

    I hate Comcast! Shady company

  • abn

    Don’t do it. Get your own modem and puy for performance pro only.


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