Comcast jumps into KC’s gigabit internet service arena

Comcast will begin offering gigabit internet service to customers in several Kansas City suburbs in early 2017, the company announced Tuesday.

This offering will give gigabit speeds to users without needing fiber installation. It presents new competition to Google Fiber, the gigabit-speed service that debuted in Kansas City in 2012.

Philadelphia-based Comcast began rolling out the new ultra-high-speed broadband service in Atlanta and Nashville earlier this year, with plans to expand to Chicago, Detroit and Miami as well.

Olathe, Kan., and Independence are among the first Kansas City-area communities that will see the service next year.

Read more: Kansas City Business Journal, Kansas City Star

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