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Re: 305mbps - Any ideas when San Francisco East Bay Area willget
Not really sure it's a matter of fios, though keeping up with the Jones (direct competitors) is a pretty obvious goal.
Saw an interview with a CC vp biz services saying they want to spread metro-E far and wide, but are starting slowly to be sure they get it right.
My impression is that it will spread ASAP but soon may be a year plus in many city markets and several years out to the smaller markets.
While people see this marketed as a residental tier, pricing points to Biz or serious home office as the target, and open the door to many multi-site cloud services MetroE makes possible.
Boynton Beach, FL
... and just because a market has Metro available I don't believe necessarily means the 305 tier will be offered.
Yes, Comcast is basically test marketing this Extreme 305 tier in the Northeast right now, to get a sense of what demand there might be for a premium-priced, residential, 300Mbps service:
From the Light Reading Cable article (»www.lightreading.com/document.as···lr_cable) about it:
Essentially, Comcast is fighting fiber with fiber. It's utilizing a business-class platform to deliver a high-end residential service as it tries to discover what sort of demand there is for an uncapped 300Mbit/s product that currently sells for US$300 per month. And, according to this statement from Comcast spokesman Charlie Douglas, it appears that Comcast will use the fiber-based approach as a placeholder for very high-capacity residential broadband services until it makes business sense for the MSO to make significant changes to its DOCSIS platform.
Boynton Beach, FL
I can see the fiber from my window, does that mean I can get it?