Businesses and residents in and around downtown Gainesville have a new high-speed internet option.
Comcast has completed a 10-mile fiber network designed to deliver 10-gigabit internet speeds to the area.
The area served covers businesses between Shallowford Road and Jesse Jewell Parkway at Interstate 985, and south to Athens Street at E.E. Butler Parkway, the company announced in a press release Monday, June 25.
Comcast’s expansion also will reach Trees of Gainesville, a new upscale apartment complex off Jesse Jewell Parkway and near the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. Residents will have the option to subscribe to Comcast’s X1 entertainment operating system and several tiers of high-speed internet service.
“We are pleased to make this important technology investment in Gainesville,” said Doug Guthrie, Comcast regional senior vice president. “We understand the impact that gigabit internet speeds can have in our communities, and we look forward to extending this technology to other parts of Georgia.”
In recent years, Comcast selected Atlanta as its first market in the nation to receive 2-gigabit and 1-gigabit residential internet services.
The company has invested about $2.1 billion in technology and infrastructure throughout Georgia over the past seven years, and has built out nearly 8,000 miles of fiber network statewide.
Compiled from a Comcast press release.