Comcast is in the process of rolling out a high-speed fiber network to compete with the likes of Google Fiber (and also municipalities with their own networks) – but the company has yet to reveal how much it’s going to cost.
Well, it might have just revealed it accidentally. Do you have $300 a month?
DSL Reports spotted some brand new Comcast promotional sites before they were yanked down – advertising “Gig speed, the next level of speed.”
According to the sites, Comcast’s new two gigabit offering could start at $299 per month.
From DSL Reports:
Except when I reached out to Comcast for more detail, the websites were immediately pulled (not before I nabbed a few screen grabs) and I was told they were published prematurely in error.
Comcast told me the company still doesn’t have an official price to announce at this time and that pricing, including introductory and promotional rates, are still being considered. The company promised to update DSLReports as soon as they are available, and with Gigabit Pro’s first launches coming next month — we shouldn’t have to wait long.
Looks like someone over at Comcast goofed.
Comcast announced its 2Gbps initiative in April, firing shots at Google in the process.
“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.
Comcast started its fiber rollout in Atlanta, and then expanded it into Florida and California. The company’s goal is to have the 2Gbps service in 18 million homes by the end of this year. It most recently announced a move into Chattanooga, Tennessee – a city Comcast sued in 2008 for trying to build its own municipal broadband.
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