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Comments on news posted 2013-03-05 10:26:03: A reliable source at Comcast has provided me with the March launch schedule for the company's speed increases that have been slowly deploying nationwide. ..

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pfsmith

join:2006-11-16
Lafayette, IN
Reviews:
·Comcast

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.

pfsmith

join:2006-11-16
Lafayette, IN
duplicate deleted

rapperwith1p
Premium
join:2005-05-11
Merced, CA
reply to pfsmith
You've been seeing 25/4 with powerboost. These upgrades are for sustained speeds.

Anyways, no news on CA....

Tomcat353

join:2002-12-27
Jacksonville, FL

1 recommendation

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?


IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1

Already have the upgraded speeds

I'm in the Northeast and I've had the upgraded speeds for some time now.


PapaMidnight

join:2009-01-13
Baltimore, MD

Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area

Still at 25/4 Here. Anyone else seen upgrades in this area?

MRCUR

join:2007-03-09
Columbia, PA

1 recommendation

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


whfsdude
Premium
join:2003-04-05
Washington, DC
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to Tomcat353
said by Tomcat353:

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?

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.

Bob61571

join:2008-08-08
Washington, IL

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....


Randomer

@comcast.net

Speeds

What about California? hmmm

DruX

join:2010-08-18
South Bend, IN
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.

BullyRED

join:2004-04-08
Grayslake, IL

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.

pfsmith

join:2006-11-16
Lafayette, IN
reply to rapperwith1p

Re: Huh??

No, it's sustained. I've tested it thoroughly. Nothing new here.

SunnyD

join:2009-03-20
Madison, AL

Are they still running caps?

Or are the caps still "suspended"?


mbarys

join:2002-07-08
Channahon, IL
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.


Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:42
reply to SunnyD

Re: Are they still running caps?

Still suspended in most markets while they conduct trials in Nashville and elsewhere.

Tomcat353

join:2002-12-27
Jacksonville, FL

1 recommendation

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?


noc007

join:2002-06-18
Cumming, GA
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.

danham

join:2012-07-27
West Yarmouth, MA

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.

-dan

BullyRED

join:2004-04-08
Grayslake, IL
reply to mbarys

Re: Your source stinks...

Huh...maybe it's me that stinks! I didn't reboot yet...will try later


anonil

@comcastbusiness.net
reply to BullyRED
we have 50/10 business class and we are not seeing the upgraded speeds after a modem reboot today


ropeguru
Premium
join:2001-01-25
Mechanicsville, VA

And Business users will get...

a real upgrade when?

(Crickets chirping)

Yeah, just as I thought....

And no, going from 22/5 to 27/7 is NOT a real upgrade.


Cheese
Premium
join:2003-10-26
Naples, FL
kudos:1

So....

Naples would be South Florida?


mustang50
Premium
join:2005-05-06
Roseville, MI

Insider Gives Us Comcast's March Speed Upgrade Schedule

Good news, thanks Karl.

delltechkid

join:2004-11-09
Hermitage, TN

Nashville?

Any news on when Nashville sees these speed upgrades. We've been hearing the ads for the last 4 weeks or so about the upcoming speed increases.


Kfedka
Premium
join:2005-05-06
Spokane, WA

What about business class

I have business class internet at 16/3 on contract. Will this speed stay the same or get upgraded as well.


ArrayList
netbus developer
Premium
join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
reply to anonil

Re: Your source stinks...

probably because business class isn't being upgraded


ArrayList
netbus developer
Premium
join:2005-03-19
Brighton, MA
reply to Kfedka

Re: What about business class

I'm in the same boat, I'm guessing it will stay the same.

BullyRED

join:2004-04-08
Grayslake, IL
reply to BullyRED

Re: Your source stinks...maybe not!

Ok - I stand corrected...I rebooted and now I'm getting 55/11 (weird) over the 25/4 of yesterday. I feel like I'm still getting a little bit of boost but I'll take it.

MRCUR

join:2007-03-09
Columbia, PA
reply to anonil

Re: Your source stinks...

Biz class != residential.