said by floydb1982:No such tier. If you're speaking of the old Ultra tier of 25/5 then, no. That's a grandfathered tier that's stuck where it is. In WA currently the tiers are Perf - 15/2, Blast - 25/4, Ext 50 - 50/10 and Ext 105 - 105/20. When the increases roll out in WA this month they'll be Perf - 20/4, Blast - 50/10, Ext 105 - 105/20.
I'm still on the 35Mbps/5Mbps speeds in the Kent Easthill area of Washington State. When will my area be upgraded???
The lower tiers(Internet Essentials, Economy, Economy Plus, Performance Starter) won't change.
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I have consistently run around 35/6.. the only times it dropped below that is when there was a major issue, and at that point internet is practically useless anyway, so the speed doesn't really matter.
In any case, I hadn't run a speedtest since late February, so it was a nice surprise to run one just a bit ago and find I had 55/11! I thought there was some sort of mistake, honestly. I'm glad there isn't.. haha.
Anyway, is there no option below Performance? I was just curious, since you mentioned wanting a price decrease instead of a speed increase (which I think would be silly for Comcast to consider in this case, considering how many locations they are "rolling out" higher speeds in). I did, for just a few seconds, consider dropping the $10/month to get the same speeds I've been getting for quite some time now, but really.. it's $10. I'll take my upgraded speeds.. they can have my $10.
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?
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
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?
Re: 300Mbps Tier
said by Tomcat353:I opened a ticket with ComcastSteve in the direct forum. I didn't have him place the order, just asked for a callback so I could discuss if I qualify and then place the order.
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?
Executive support called me a few days later.
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Re: Your source stinks...
said by CUBS_FAN:Yes; the change is done via modem configuration files which are fetched by the modem from Comcast only when the modem reboots and if the config file has changed since the last reboot. So if you reboot and you don't see a change in speed then the upgrade hasn't been rolled out to your area.
So in order to get the new speeds you need to reboot your modem?
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Performance Info The performance tier is 20/4 but actually 22/4.5 sustained and not 25/4. Also some users such as us in CT have been still getting download PB on our performance tier upgrade even though it barely lasts long enough to notice it.
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Re: Performance Info
said by Darknessfall:Yep, exactly the same speeds that I am getting in CT. No PB on the upload but still getting PB on the download.
The performance tier is 20/4 but actually 22/4.5 sustained and not 25/4. Also some users such as us in CT have been still getting download PB on our performance tier upgrade even though it barely lasts long enough to notice it.
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