Comcast has successfully broke the 4Gbps speed barrier in a lab test, holding out promise for substantially faster internet speeds.
Internet speeds have become a much greater concern since the global pandemic, with remote work shining a spotlight on the need for fast, reliable internet access. While many companies offer download speeds in the upper double-digits, or even triple-digits, upload speeds are often substantially lower. This can pose a problem for videoconferencing, gaming, content uploads and more.
Comcast is on the verge of revolutionizing internet speeds, delivering upwards of 4Gbps in a lab test.
In the test environment, the research team demonstrated the ability of the SOC to deliver upstream and downstream throughputs of greater than 4 gigabits per second (Gbps). Future optimization is expected to drive even greater capacity.
For the time being, Comcast customers will still be limited to 3 – 35Mbps uploads. Comcast’s test, however, shows just what’s possible in the (hopefully) near future.