Just today (5/21/15) Comcast announced the roll out of a new residential multi-gigabit broadband service in Houston called Gigabit Pro, which (according to a Comcast press release) eventually promises up to 2 Gigabit-per-second service (or Gbps). They’re also offering a new tier for Houston area customers with up to 250 megabits-per-second in download speed. It’s Comcast’s attempt to keep up with AT&T, whose Gigapower service, available now in limited areas of Houston, offers 1 Gbps service and allowed AT&T to overtake Comcast just a few months ago with the fastest download speeds seen in Houston.
But how much data do you need and how fast does your connection need to be? And what ‘s in the works to improve download speeds in Greater Houston? Houston Chronicle technology blogger and social media manager Dwight Silverman answers those questions.