Huh?? I've had 25/4 speeds with the Performance package for 2+ years now in Indiana. Why is this news?
I would really rather have a price decrease, or at least a decent phone/internet bundle w/o TV instead of *any* kind of speed increase.
But, that won't happen.
reply to pfsmith
You've been seeing 25/4 with powerboost. These upgrades are for sustained speeds.
Anyways, no news on CA....
300Mbps Tier I wonder if this will become available in Jacksonville, FL with these new speed upgrades...I'm on 105/20 now for $199.95 and would be very interested in upgrading. Does anyone have any details on this?
IowaCowboyWant to go back to IowaPremium
Already have the upgraded speeds I'm in the Northeast and I've had the upgraded speeds for some time now.
Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Still at 25/4 Here. Anyone else seen upgrades in this area?
reply to Tomcat353
Re: 300Mbps Tier The 305Mb tier is delivered over fiber, so you need to be close enough to a node that Comcast will run the fiber to your premises. I believe the monthly rate is about $300, and there's a hefty install fee along with a contract.
Here's a thread from the Comcast HSI forum with someone who got it installed in the Washington DC area - »Getting 305/65
reply to Tomcat353
said by Tomcat353:I see no reason why it would not be available in any market Comcast offers MetroE service. You just have to meet the installation requirements which Comcast seems flexible on. In my case, they had to run fiber underground for a few city blocks.
I wonder if this will become available in Jacksonville, FL with these new speed upgrades...I'm on 105/20 now for $199.95 and would be very interested in upgrading. Does anyone have any details on this?
What about Illinois Comcast speeds? FYI for those not from Illinois....Chicago is not Illinois, and Illinois is not Chicago...at least as far as Comcast's priorities....
Speeds What about California? hmmm
reply to pfsmith
Re: Huh?? I've also had the "New Performance" since I subscribed in Aug. '12. Speeds are 25/4 sustained, not PowerBoost.
Your source stinks... I'm in the "Chicago" market and was told by a sales rep and an installer 2 weeks ago that March 14th is the date for the speed increases across Chicago.
I confirmed that I'm not seeing the update...guessing everybody else could confirm this.
reply to rapperwith1p
Re: Huh?? No, it's sustained. I've tested it thoroughly. Nothing new here.
Are they still running caps? Or are the caps still "suspended"?
reply to BullyRED
Re: Your source stinks... I rebooted my modem last night and this morning I did a speedtest and got 50/10. I'm on Blast in the Chicagoland area (South).
The reason I rebooted last night was because I saw a commercial stating the speeds were in place. Thought I'd give it a try.
reply to SunnyD
Re: Are they still running caps? Still suspended in most markets while they conduct trials in Nashville and elsewhere.
reply to whfsdude
Re: 300Mbps Tier Thanks for the information guys. I'm aware of how much it costs and $300/mo isn't too bad for what you get. whfsdude, did you simply call Comcast and ask them about this tier or did you go through ComcastSteve or somebody here to get you setup?
reply to Karl Bode
Re: Are they still running caps? I wonder how long until the trials end. I figured they'd be done by now and decided on something.
Conflicting info I got an email from Comcast last week announcing the new speeds and saying that I needed to get rid of my "end of life" SA modem and get a DOCSIS 3 model.
I went to their office here on Cape Cod (always an "interesting" experience) and the gal there said I didn't need a new modem and that the SA was not EOL. I pointed out that their web site, linked from the email notice, says it is EOL. She shrugged and gave me a new Cisco DPC 3008 modem and after activation it appears I am getting roughly 23/5 on "Performance" and no more boost.
reply to mbarys
Re: Your source stinks... Huh...maybe it's me that stinks! I didn't reboot yet...will try later