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Comcast has announced it will be deploying the new DOCSIS 3.0 wideband standard in more areas: the Baltimore market, including areas in Anne Arundel County, Annapolis and Howard County (where I live); Atlanta’s North Fulton County; and Chicago’s northern and northwestern suburbs, including northern Cook County, Lake County, McHenry County and the northern edge of Kane County.
Those deployments will actually be expanded soon, reaching the city of Chicago, western and southern Chicago suburbs, northwestern Indiana, additional Atlanta communities, and the remainder of the Baltimore region in the first half of 2009.
All of this follow previous deployments earlier this year in the Twin Cities (April); Boston Metro and parts of southern New Hampshire, Philly Metro, and New Jersey (October); and Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Eugene (November). If you’ve been reading this blog, you could have followed the progress here to here to here to here to… Well, here we are in December.
By the end of 2008, about 10 million homes and businesses will be able to sign up for wideband service. Customers can enter their zip codes at www.comcast.com/fastestfast to find out if they live in a serviceable area.