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sendjunkmail

join:2008-08-01

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reply to bgoodbody

Re: [Speed] Northeast speed changes coming.

Happy with the results, getting advertised with small margin.



dude34234

@comcast.net

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Alexandria, VA

Confirmed Blast upgraded to 50/10 in Alexandria


Graywolfi3

join:2009-01-30
Irwin, PA

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reply to aguiar0016

Irwin, PA

For those that have Ultra. I did until this morning. I had been consistently getting around 33/7 for months on various speed tests. For the last week or so I rebooted the modem at least daily without change. Called this morning and downgraded(upgraded) to Blast, modem rebooted and I was instantly getting ~50/10 . Saved roughly $4/mo. too.

If you have Ultra and ppl in/near your location are on Blast etc. and seeing speed upgrades, I would recommend you call and change plans. More speed, less $$$ = no brainer .

I am located near Irwin, PA about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh.


crazycanuck1

join:2008-12-21
North York, ON

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reply to bgoodbody

Washington, DC

Below & attached are the test results I'm getting on my Comcast Blast service in the Washington, DC area.

Are the results consistent with the newly announced Blast speeds?





DiffProbe release. January 2012.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 38.106.70.175.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 6769 Kbps.
Downstream: 30733 Kbps.

The measurement will last for about 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 6608 Kbps.

Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 30128 Kbps.

bgoodbody
Bill G

join:2002-05-08
North Truro, MA

Re: [Speed] Northeast speed changes coming.

Nope. The advertised (not guaranteed sppeds) for Blast with the new change is 50 kbs down and 10 kbs up)
--
- Bill


lilstone87

join:2009-04-09
Portsmouth, VA
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Portsmouth, VA

said by bgoodbody:

Nope. The advertised (not guaranteed sppeds) for Blast with the new change is 50 kbs down and 10 kbs up)

No you mean 50mbps down and 10mbps up.


gate1975mlm
Premium
join:2001-09-30
Philadelphia, PA
kudos:8
reply to aguiar0016

Re: [Speed] Northeast speed changes coming.

I wonder how long before Comcast doubles the speed again and Blast becomes 100 Down/ 20 Up

2 Years perhaps?



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

Maybe by then they will give it to us peons that are NOT in the northeast region...


GmDude66

join:2007-09-09
York, PA
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said by mustang50:

Maybe by then they will give it to us peons that are NOT in the northeast region...

NORTH... EAST... USA! HOOO RAH!

lol, just kidding. It's just where theres the most competition currently. ATT DSL or Time Warner is certainly not competition.

Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to aguiar0016

I just want to see them crush AT&T. Hate those clowns.



winbatch

@comcast.net

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reply to aguiar0016

Westfield, NJ

Good news - reset my modem and got updated speeds. Was getting 35/5 and now get 50/10. I'm on Ultra.

Bad news - comcast support is REALLY clueless. online chat person told me that I'm actually supposed to be getting 25/4.

I'm in Westfield, NJ


bgoodbody
Bill G

join:2002-05-08
North Truro, MA

Re: [Speed] Northeast speed changes coming.

Thats what I had heard too. I did not get upgraded speed until Ultra wa removed and bundle applied that included blast.

BTW I save a few $$ per month in the deal.
--
- Bill



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV
reply to aguiar0016

When will the Pittsburgh region see these increases?
I noticed the other day my emta power cycled twice. Could this be the upgrade for blast to 50 down?


hclarkjr

join:2002-08-09
Hostetter, PA

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Hostetter, PA

i am 30 miles from pittsburgh and got it


Graywolfi3

join:2009-01-30
Irwin, PA

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reply to mikedz4

Irwin, PA

I'm 20 miles from Pittsburgh and have the increased speed.



mikedz4

join:2003-04-14
Weirton, WV

Re: [Speed] Northeast speed changes coming.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 10670 Kbps.
Downstream: 53175 Kbps.

Is that 50mbps down or just powerboost?



jmn1207
Premium
join:2000-07-19
Ashburn, VA
kudos:1

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reply to aguiar0016

Ashburn, VA




This has really helped my Slingbox a bunch. Thanks Comcast and Verizon (for the competition).


JigglyWiggly

join:2009-07-12
Pleasanton, CA

Re: [Speed] Northeast speed changes coming.

so comcast
wana put it in the west coast
FIOS is so close to me
only 7 hours away ;'(
california has to be so big



RR Conductor
NWP RR Inc.,serving NW CA
Premium
join:2002-04-02
Redwood Valley, CA
kudos:1

said by JigglyWiggly:

So Comcast, want to put it in the West Coast?
FIOS is so close to me, only 7 hours away ;'(
California has to be so big.

There is FTTH closer than that, Sonic Net has it in parts of Sonoma County, and SureWest has it in parts of Sacramento. You'll probably see FTTH and these new Speed Tiers sooner down there than we will up here in the Ukiah area in Mendocino County.


henryn

@comcast.net
reply to aguiar0016

Not quite getting the speeds I expected... Using an ancient BEFCMU10 ver. 4.. Is it time for a SB6121?




 	 		
Downstream Channel
 
	 	
 Lock Status	 Operational
 Modulation	 256QAM
 Channel ID	 8
 Provisioned Rate	 55000 kbps
 Symbol Rate	 5360.537 Ksym/sec
 Downstream Power	 2.1 dBmV
 SNR	 37.5 dB
	
Upstream Channel
	 	
 Lock Status	 Operational
 Modulation	 64QAM
 Channel ID	 11
 Provisioned Rate	 11000 kbps
 Symbol Rate	 5120 Ksym/sec
 Upstream Power	 39.2 dBmV
 

bgoodbody
Bill G

join:2002-05-08
North Truro, MA

The Lynksys is not Docsis3.0 Compatible. ALLor almost all of Comcast is now DOCSIS3.0 enabled with multiple downstream Bonding to achieve the higher speeds.

See: »mydeviceinfo.comcast.net/

--
- Bill



Morac
Cat god

join:2001-08-30
Riverside, NJ
kudos:1
Reviews:
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reply to mikedz4

said by mikedz4:

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 10670 Kbps.
Downstream: 53175 Kbps.

Is that 50mbps down or just powerboost?

There is no more powerboost on the Blast Tier.
--
The Comcast Disney Avatar has been retired.


Chris 313
Come get some
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join:2004-07-18
Houma, LA
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reply to henryn

said by henryn :

Not quite getting the speeds I expected... Using an ancient BEFCMU10 ver. 4.. Is it time for a SB6121?
[att=1]

 	 		
Downstream Channel
 
	 	
 Lock Status	 Operational
 Modulation	 256QAM
 Channel ID	 8
 Provisioned Rate	 55000 kbps
 Symbol Rate	 5360.537 Ksym/sec
 Downstream Power	 2.1 dBmV
 SNR	 37.5 dB
	
Upstream Channel
	 	
 Lock Status	 Operational
 Modulation	 64QAM
 Channel ID	 11
 Provisioned Rate	 11000 kbps
 Symbol Rate	 5120 Ksym/sec
 Upstream Power	 39.2 dBmV
 

Oh, yes. Your modem very old. Docsis 2 if memory serves. If you buy your own modems, I recommend this one:

»www.amazon.com/Zoom-DOCSIS-Cable···le+modem

Many who have come here asking the same question have bought one with great results. Plus, it's 8x4 vs the 4X4 that you get with the Motorola SB6121. The Zoom modem I linked to is also not only better then the SB6121 specs wise, it's also cheaper.


henryn

@ppgecm.com

THanks, order a J revision, I guess I'll have to chug along at 34mbit for the time being



Chris 313
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said by henryn :

THanks, order a J revision, I guess I'll have to chug along at 34mbit for the time being

Yes. 34 megs ain't bad, but getting the full 50/10 or better Blast! gives is better. Also, what router do you use? You might wanna think about upgrading that too, depending on what you already have.


henryn

@citicorp.com

My router is fine, got a D-Link DIR-655 (not the best but it works fine)

Thanks for your help.



Chris 313
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Houma, LA
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said by henryn :

My router is fine, got a D-Link DIR-655 (not the best but it works fine)

Thanks for your help.

You're welcome. Be sure to come back and post when you get the new modem, so we can drool. If you have any problems, come back as well. Good luck, my man.

skagary

join:2002-01-06
Newark, DE
reply to aguiar0016

I'm jealous of all you guys with the upgraded speeds. I've been rebooting daily, no luck at all. Then I checked and saw we were on performance, so I upgraded to blast. Absolutely no change in speed. 25/4 with performance, 25/4 with blast. I even had the modem re-provisioned a second time last night.

I'm in New Castle, Delaware. About 10-15 miles or so south of someone from Wilmington who posted they have the upgraded speeds.

(I am not in Newark as my userinfo suggests.. How do I fix that?)

Even my VZW 4G phone gets faster speeds, but really only in one town - I've gotten 33/9, which shocked me.


ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

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I'm in the same boat. My LTE phone gets faster speeds then my blast connection at times, at home... Not so much the download speed but the upload is a good 8x faster.

It's a little sad when your cell phone's internet is faster than your cable connection.
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»www.VAJeeps.com


posthaste

join:2001-05-20
Champaign, IL
reply to aguiar0016

I'm on Blast! and no upgrade here in Central Illinois. Not sure about Chicagoland...