Re: where can i see what is available? I was looking more for a list of options. Performance, Perf. Plus, Blast... all listed out, with their speeds and prices. I cannot find this anywhere (to see what is available in my area). Thanks for the link though, I did request to be notified.
Re: Modem Rental only for DOCSIS 3? That is primarily because the newer DOCSIS v3 modems haven't shown up in the retail channel yet (especially those from Motorola). While they are shipping to the cable companies, they won't ship into the retail channel until the service has gone live in that area (the same was true with the original DOCSIS and DOCSIS 1.1). I bought my first retail modem (GI/Motorola SURFboard SB-4100) back in 2001, and I paid through the nose for it (nearly $200); however, the SB-5120 I replaced it with in 2005 (not because of failure, but as a planned upgrade due to future deployment of Blast!) cost less than *half* what I paid for the SB-4100 (in fact, I bought the SB-5120 and a wireless router and paid less for both than what the SB-4100 originally cost me). More than likely, if you are renting a D3 modem, it would likely be from Motorola (Comcast's largest HSI rental-modem supplier); Motorola is, and has been for years, Comcast's D1.1 modem supplier of choice. (I'm a former Comcast employee at the Silver Spring, MD HSI callcenter, and based on that experience, I have recommended, and have bought, Moto's DOCSIS modems exclusively.)
Re: AT&T....Better Work on FTTH
said by Birolo:powerboost.
Well, I am getting this in this area.
| |espaethDigital PlumberPremium,MVM
Minneapolis 50/5 upgraded this morning Now seeing the 50/10 speeds.
| |RobIn Deo speramus.Premium
Re: Minneapolis 50/5 upgraded this morning
said by espaeth:That's so sweet.
Now seeing the 50/10 speeds.
| |espaethDigital PlumberPremium,MVMReviews:
Re: Minneapolis 50/5 upgraded this morning
said by jmn1207:I actually read about it here first at BBR, but they also mailed out flyers advertising "Faster-est" service with the 50/5 tier.
How did Comcast let you know about the new tiers?
said by jmn1207:Not sure how they'll work it in the other areas, but when I signed up they wouldn't let me pick up the modem at the local Comcast office. I had to schedule an install and the tech brought out the DPC2505 modem. Slightly annoying to have to pay $40 for professional install when all the tech literally did was swap the modem and call in the MAC.
The reason I am curious is that I have my own Mot. SB5120 modem and I will need a newer modem before I can enjoy the new speeds. I'd be happy to swing by the Comcast payment center on my way home and pick up a new rental modem if I knew I could get the 22/5 or 50/10 packages.
I posted my install details here: »June 2008 - Yet another DOCSIS 3.0 install - Minneapolis MN
Roll back to Performance from Blast Wonder how many people that have Blast! will be rolling back to the 12/2 plan to save $10/month?
I'm considering it.
Internal Doc Comcast is moving to wideband with the the wide-scale launch of its next-generation fiber-optic network technology, called DOCSIS 3.0 (Data over Cable Service Interface Specification) speeds.The new Comcast High-Speed Internet is redefining the word fast. Our new speeds are the fastest available and are up to three times faster than before.
In the next 90 days, Comcast is bringing their next-generation fiber-optic network to more than 10 major marketsincluding Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Philadelphia, Portland, San Jose, Sarasota, Seattle and the Twin Cities. Wideband will allow Comcast to offer among the fastest speeds available today, including the Extreme 50 tier at up to 50 Mbps. It will also provide dramatically increased speeds for existing Internet customers.
As part of the wideband deployment, Comcast will launch two completely new, premium speed tiers to its residential and business class customers. Both services will enhance the online experience for households or businesses simultaneously using several computers or Internet-connected devices by providing super-fast speeds to all online. The two new tiers will also appeal to those who simply want the fastest speeds available in the U.S. today.