Comcast wants to provide every American it can with gigabit Internet goodness within the next two years, with the company hoping it can push 1Gbps nationwide within 24 months.
Comcast said back in April that it was upgrading its entire network to the new DOCSIS 3.1 standard, with some customers switching on by early 2016. Comcast's intent is to scale their network through their footprint over the next 12 months, with the force behind it seeing the company upgrade its entire network over two years, with areas that Comcast already serves receiving 1Gbps speeds.
Robert Howland, Vice President of Network Infrastructure said that it could take up to three years, but it hopes to get millions onto a gigabit service as soon as possible. Better yet, the DOCSIS 3.1 standard isn't limited to 1Gbps, as it is capable of supporting downstream speeds of up to 10Gbps, and uploads of 1Gbps.