Comcast shows off 1 Gbps broadband2011-06-17 09:05 by Daniela
Tags: Comcast, broadband, Xfinity, Xcalibur
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts showed off the next-generation cable broadband technology, providing data at over 1 Gigabit per second to the home. According to Roberts, this is the next generation of Xfinity, the company's hybrid cable-based video/phone/data service that started two years ago. He did not point when Comcast would offer 1-Gbit speeds to consumers and at what price.
The CEO showed off the future of the Comcast interface, as well.
The new interface is based on cloud computing. It offers the traditional channel view, as well as some new features, such as "last" button, showing the last nine channels, and applications including weather, traffic (with maps and traffic-camera video) and Facebook.
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