- 7 of the best psychological thriller movies on Shudder 4 Years Ago
- Seth Abramson’s epic Mueller thread finally comes to a conclusion 4 Years Ago
- Netflix is testing out a random play feature 4 Years Ago
- Teen star Danielle Cohn faked pregnancy for YouTube prank 4 Years Ago
- How to watch ‘A Discovery of Witches’ for free Today 10:42 AM
- Rev up your own family rivalries with these ‘Game of Thrones’ board games Today 10:29 AM
- Mueller’s ‘harm to ongoing matter’ is the best way to stay silent about your life Today 10:21 AM
- 10 Korean skincare brands that are worth your money Today 10:00 AM
- 20 unique Mother’s Day gifts for the cool moms Today 9:45 AM
- Ancestry.com ad tries to sell slavery as romance—not rape Today 9:44 AM
- The 9 best Satanic movies on Shudder Today 9:22 AM
- Twitch streamer banned after accidentally revealing racist chats Today 9:21 AM
- This video captures 15 years of meme trends in 10 minutes Today 8:57 AM
- Trump calls parts of Mueller Report ‘total bullshit’ in unfinished tweetstorm Today 8:24 AM
- Amid ‘Avengers’ hype, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ bumps up release date Today 7:57 AM
Comcast just introduced high-speed Internet that beats Google Fiber
The stuff dreams are made of.
One of the universe’s most-loathed Internet service providers is about to become even more maddeningly indispensable. In a show of one-upping Google’s ultra-high speed broadband efforts, Comcast plans to roll out 2 gigabit per second (2 Gbps) Internet service in the Atlanta area.
The rollout will affect upwards of 1.5 million subscribers within Comcast’s service area, doubling the already exemplary 1 Gbps speeds offered by Google Fiber, Google’s comparable high speed broadband program.
Comcast’s connection, known as Gigabit Pro, will be limited to the Atlanta area for now, but with such a big launch market, it’s not hard to imagine that the ISP will move aggressively to scale up in other metro areas with infrastructure to support such a service.
Comcast might steal Google’s thunder with the “fastest residential Internet speed in the country,” but the company’s tainted public perception is a considerable hurdle if and when consumers have a choice between ultra-high speed Internet providers.
H/T The Verge | Illustration by Max Fleishman
Taylor Hatmaker has reported on the tech industry for nearly a decade, covering privacy and government. Most recently, she was the Debug editor of the Daily Dot. Prior to that, she was a staff writer and deputy editor at ReadWrite, a tech and business reporter for Yahoo News, and the senior editor of Tecca. Her editorial interests include censorship, digital activism, LGBTQ issues, and futurist consumer tech.