Today at the 2011 NCTA show in Chicago, Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts showed the first 1Gbps connection over a live broadband network serving customers by downloading all 23 episodes of Season 5 of "30 Rock" - close to nine hours of content - in about 90 seconds.
"This demonstration of extreme 1 Gbps speed on our network is another leap forward in innovation, and we're excited to work with developers to see what amazing new applications could take advantage of the next evolution of broadband," Mr. Roberts said.
To demonstrate the future of broadband, engineers from Comcast Innovation Labs bonded 32 channels on the company's DOCSIS network in Chicago to deliver one billion bits per second over 11 miles of fiber and coax to the NCTA show floor at McCormick Place Convention Center.
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