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mario02423

join:2004-06-09
Berwyn, IL
reply to mrschultz02

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

No changes to Blast! packages in greater Chicago, IL.


mustang50
Premium
join:2005-05-06
Roseville, MI
reply to mrschultz02
Heard an ad on the radio (WRIF Detroit) from Comcast saying they were going to double the speeds on some of the most popular tiers "soon".
A little cryptic...but a good sign.


TheToro
Premium
join:2003-06-05
Oak Park, MI
said by mustang50:

Heard an ad on the radio (WRIF Detroit) from Comcast saying they were going to double the speeds on some of the most popular tiers "soon".
A little cryptic...but a good sign.

Any thing about Ann Arbor, MI? Did the ad say when? we have performonce here


mustang50
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join:2005-05-06
Roseville, MI
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Nah, they weren't too clear on where or when, just soon.
I'm sure it will be most areas near Detroit. There's some info here..
»Source: New Comcast Speeds Arrive For Most in March

So we'll just have to wait and see.


jblues

join:2001-04-28
Allen Park, MI
Thanks for the heads up, Mustang. Nice to see Michigan won't be the "last in line."


jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI
reply to mrschultz02
I've apparently already received some kind of speed upgrade:

./prober
DiffProbe beta release. October 2009.
Shaper Detection Module.
 
Connected to server 64.9.225.142.
 
Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 5783 Kbps.
Downstream: 27033 Kbps.
 
The measurement will last for about 2.5 minutes. Please wait.
 
Checking for traffic shapers:
 
Upstream: Burst size: 4900-4995 KB; Shaping rate: 3192 Kbps.
 
Downstream: Burst size: 9636-9991 KB; Shaping rate: 17061 Kbps.
 
For more information, visit: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe
 

Was originally 6/1. A year or so later: Got a free bump to 12/2. Under 12/2 I never saw burst rates over about 22 down and 5 up, IIRC. So I'm seeing both higher sustained down/up and, it looks like, higher PB.

Don't know when it started. I first looked sometime last week or so, in response to an article somewhere else on DSLR.

I'm on Business HSI, btw.

Jim

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA
17/3 ? That's an odd speed.


pflog
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join:2001-09-01
El Dorado Hills, CA
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said by ExoticFish:

17/3 ? That's an odd speed.

Not really, that's what business class 12/2 was upgraded to like 4 months ago.
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AMD64Blondie

join:2007-08-17
Portland, OR
reply to mrschultz02
How about in Portland,OR?

I'm on Blast Plus (30 Mbps down 5 Mbps up).


Oregonian
Premium
join:2000-12-21
West Linn, OR
I haven't seen anything so far in PDX.

We'll just have to wait a bit longer. I'm thinking we'll have it in March or April.


camper
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join:2010-03-21
Bethel, CT
kudos:1
So far, no change here.

ShaperProbe results have been fairly consistent for weeks...

Upstream: Burst size: 4919-4977 KB; Shaping rate: 2128 Kbps.
Downstream: Burst size: 9634-9821 KB; Shaping rate: 15978 Kbps.


jblues

join:2001-04-28
Allen Park, MI
reply to mrschultz02

Re: [Speed] Speed increase

I saw the Xfinity ad here in Detroit.

Rolling across the top, it said "Doubling speeds on our 2 fastest tiers soon" and "200meg service coming this summer."


Chris 313
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said by jblues:

I saw the Xfinity ad here in Detroit.

Rolling across the top, it said "Doubling speeds on our 2 fastest tiers soon" and "200meg service coming this summer."

If you can, please post screenies or a captured radio ad if possible. I want to see/hear this with my own eyes/ears.


mustang50
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join:2005-05-06
Roseville, MI
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·Comcast
I heard the ad again too. This time I listened better and as jblues said double for 2 fastest tiers (I would guess is Blast and extreme).

But they also said about 60% faster for their most popular tier, which I assume is performance.

Kind of hard to record the ad going 75 on the freeway


Chris 313
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said by mustang50:

I heard the ad again too. This time I listened better and as jblues said double for 2 fastest tiers (I would guess is Blast and extreme).

But they also said about 60% faster for their most popular tier, which I assume is performance.

Yeah, I'd say Blast and Extreme as well. Basically a mirror of what the NE area got a year ago.

And according to here, Performance is getting updated to the current Blast! speed of 25/4

»Source: New Comcast Speeds Arrive For Most in March

PS: Record it when you can. It's understandable going down the freeway.


Streetlight

join:2005-11-07
Colorado Springs, CO
reply to mustang50
said by mustang50:

Kind of hard to record the ad going 75 on the freeway

You're only going 75 mph on a Detroit freeway? When I lived there you'd be run over by the gasoline tankers doing 90 mph. In fact the state cops didn't stop folks on I-96 going less than 90 because there were plenty doing 100 mph or higher between Detroit and Lansing.


mustang50
Premium
join:2005-05-06
Roseville, MI
I didn't want to incriminate myself...lol OK so maybe a little faster

relish

join:2009-07-21
Sterling Heights, MI
reply to mustang50

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

said by mustang50:

Heard an ad on the radio (WRIF Detroit) from Comcast saying they were going to double the speeds on some of the most popular tiers "soon".
A little cryptic...but a good sign.

It will be a miracle to not have to wait 3 more years for the upgrade! Fingers crossed for a March deployment.


mustang50
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Roseville, MI
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reply to Chris 313

Re: [Speed] Speed increase

here ya go...same ad I just saw on news 4.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO7v5HbC1fs


owlyn
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join:2004-06-05
Newtown, PA
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to mustang50
I have Blast (Freedom region) upgraded us about a year ago to 50/10. Just ran shaperprobe now so you can see:

DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 203.5.76.139.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 10411 Kbps.
Downstream: 50064 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 10229 Kbps.

Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 50213 Kbps.


Chris 313
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reply to mustang50
said by mustang50:

here ya go...same ad I just saw on news 4.

(youtube clip)

Excellent! *kisses ya, bugs bunny style* Exactly what I was looking for.

Reminds me of something Dadkins said back in the day about Comcast Blast! 16/2 vs AT&T DSL @ 6 megs.

Speeds AT&T just can't match. We both had a great laugh over it, despite me never seeing the Cali commercial.

Damned fine work capturing this.

Papageno

join:2011-01-26
Portland, OR
reply to Oregonian

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

And if it's like most things, NoPo's gonna get the short end of the stick as usual.


Oregonian
Premium
join:2000-12-21
West Linn, OR
Agreed.

Downside: It takes a long time for new features / updates to migrate to PDX.

Upside: They are usually well sorted by the time they get here so we rarely experience problems (at least that has been my experience).


jkj860
The Final Frontier

join:2002-01-10
Valparaiso, IN

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reply to Chris 313

Re: [Speed] Speed increase

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said by Chris 313:

said by jblues:

I saw the Xfinity ad here in Detroit.

Rolling across the top, it said "Doubling speeds on our 2 fastest tiers soon" and "200meg service coming this summer."

If you can, please post screenies or a captured radio ad if possible. I want to see/hear this with my own eyes/ears.

Commercial just played here.
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whfsdude
Premium
join:2003-04-05
Washington, DC
reply to mrschultz02

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

I wonder if the 200mbit+ tier will be over DOCSIS or fiber (like the 305).

mario02423

join:2004-06-09
Berwyn, IL
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Just got off the phone with 800XFINITY, the representative confirmed the following for the Chicago markets:

Performance is going up. Not sure on the speeds.
Blast is going from 25 to 50/10 in March, 2013.
Extreme 50 is going from 50/10 to 105/20 in either March or April, 2013.
Extreme 105 is not increasing, maybe the price will change or possibly new bundles. IMHO, not likely.

Going to post this to the Chicago thread as well.

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA
reply to mrschultz02
Hoping I get the increase here on Blast. Not so much because of the download speed but the upload.
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Chris 313
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reply to mario02423
said by mario02423:

Just got off the phone with 800XFINITY, the representative confirmed the following for the Chicago markets:

Performance is going up. Not sure on the speeds.
Blast is going from 25 to 50/10 in March, 2013.
Extreme 50 is going from 50/10 to 105/20 in either March or April, 2013.
Extreme 105 is not increasing, maybe the price will change or possibly new bundles. IMHO, not likely.

Going to post this to the Chicago thread as well.

That doesn't quite make sense to have 2 105/20 tiers, does it? In the NE area, when Extreme 50/10 went to 105/20, the Extreme 105 package went away and customers of 105/20 got a price decrease to what 50/10 was.

I'm thinking whoever you talked to had their wires crossed on this. However, if they are right, maybe this will mean those who have 105/20 will be changed to the 200 package talked about in the ads.

Oh and according to here: »Source: New Comcast Speeds Arrive For Most in March

Performance will become what Blast is now. (25/4)

GSTEXEC1
Premium
join:2004-10-26
Fort Pierce, FL
reply to mrschultz02
I'm in the South East Florida Area and the ad is running on tv channel 12 in West Palm Beach, FL. Have seen it 3 times now.
Only has the part about top 2 tiers doubling speed. Nothing about the 200 speed.


Netbum

join:2002-04-08
Oakley, CA

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reply to Oregonian
True,but a whole year later??