Comcast says it will offer gigabit Internet service — faster handling of more data is the promise — in Little Rock by the end of October.

Company news release:

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Comcast today announced the planned launch of gigabit Internet service to residential and business customers in Little Rock by the end of October 2017.

The company will deliver the super-fast speeds with DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which uses the existing wiring that most people already have in their homes and offices. As a result, it has the potential to reach more customers even faster and allows for broad deployment across communities. To enjoy the service, customers can install a new DOCSIS 3.1 compatible cable modem that is capable of delivering gigabit speeds.

With a 1-gigabit connection, customers can:

• Download a 5 Gigabyte HD movie in 40 seconds;
• Download a 600 Megabyte TV episode in four seconds;
• Download a 150 Megabyte music album in two seconds; and
• Download a 15 Gigabyte video game in two minutes.

Comcast said, in response to questions, that the required modem can be purchased privately by customers or leased from the company for $10 a month. The service costs $139.95 a month. Other Internet providers offer a variety of levels of service in Little Rock, depending on the neighborhood. A Comcast spokesman said Comcast delivered “the fastest speeds to the most homes and businesses in Little Rock.”

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