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Comcast plans to bring in-home 1 gigabit internet service to state in 2017

DENVER — Comcast said Tuesday it will offer faster internet speeds to Colorado residents early next year.

Comcast said it will make 1 gigabit-per-second residential internet service available to Front Range areas.

“Comcast understands that internet speed is critical for customers who want to be able to do more, faster, with as many speed choices as possible,” said Rich Jennings, regional senior vice president for Comcast.

“Early adopters in Colorado will be able to enjoy a new 1-gig internet service that delivers new, ultra-fast speeds using our existing infrastructure.”

Pricing for the ultra-fast speed was not announced.

Customers will need to install a new cable modem that is compatible with DOCSIS 3.1 that delivers gigabit speeds. The DOCSIS 3.1 was tested in Chicago; Atlanta; and Nashville, Tenn.

The exact date of availability is not known, the Denver Business Journal reported.