The definitive guide on how to get Xfinity Gigabit Pro 2gbps up & down residential Internet
As far as I know, this is the only article online which fully goes over the entire process from inception to final install completely, with all the details you need to ever know about this. I am glad to write the “user manual” for this because apparently nobody else wants to do it!
This article is part of the Internet WFH Series I started here. Some background is given in the below article as to why I needed Gigabit Pro to begin with, and how to fund it:
How to improve your Internet connection while WFH (and most importantly how to fund it)
How to improve your Internet connection while WFH (and most importantly how to fund it) The world has changed for most…
How did I find out that I can get Gigabit Pro/ Why I adamantly pursued it
How I made sure, I am within a minimum distance required from a existing fiber node, and why it would be relatively easy for Comcast to give me this connection & how frustrating it was to find someone who knew about this service.
The last place you should call is the XFINITY number. They have no idea about this service — it is handled by a completely different team.
In my last article you will learn how I got contacts with Comcast Business. Before I committed to a Business plan, I asked them about fiber. They connected me to the person in their team who does fiber — and the plans were super expensive.
However, I started with asking them whether it is even possible to get fiber at my home address. They looked into it and said YES. Then, they showed me a survey map indicating that it would cost Comcast $14k to bring the optical fiber cable to my residence “even though it is within 500 feet of my house”. I looked at the map and was sad.
A few days later, I was trying to compare that map to the poles outside, when I realized that the survey map was wrong!