Comcast wraps up San Francisco DOCSIS 3.0 buildout

Comcast has just scored another point in its competition with AT&T's Fiber to the Node U-Verse service by completing the rollout of DOCSIS 3.0 in its San Francisco market. Following the deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 services in its hometown Philadelphia market last week, Comcast has upgraded its San Francisco East Bay and North Bay systems with DOCSIS 3.0 capabilities. Available in two pricing and speed tiers, residential and business customers in 76 cities in the East Bay and North Bay areas around San Francisco will be able to get the service beginning next week. Previously, Comcast built out its wideband service in other California markets, including San Jose-Silicon Valley, San Francisco and on the Peninsula and in parts of the East Bay and in the Monterey-Salinas area.  

To date, Comcast claims to have deployed its "wideband" data service to about 50 percent of its nationwide footprint, which serves about 25 million homes and businesses. However, Comcast is not the only MSO with DOCSIS 3.0 ambitions. Cox Communications, which strategically has been targeting the Verizon FiOS territories where it operates, launched DOCSIS 3.0-capable services for residential and business customers in its Rhode Island market.

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