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egeek84
Premium
join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA

1 recommendation

reply to mario02423

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

Why only Chicago? Why not other markets on March 4th as well?


mario02423

join:2004-06-09
Berwyn, IL
Reviews:
·Comcast

said by egeek84:

Why only Chicago? Why not other markets on March 4th as well?

I've called twice for information now. The number is 800XFINITY. I'm not sure if it's "only" Chicago, but she specifically said, "Chicago markets on March 4, and others on April 15th."


Moropo
Premium
join:2002-07-28
reply to mrschultz02

Has anyone gotten the 50/10 upgrade to Blast in the Miami area?


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to mario02423

said by mario02423:

Confirmed with 800XFINITY again -- Chicago markets are increasing on March 4th, other markets are increasing on April 15th. The Extreme 105 will stay the same but the price will go down (at least in Chicago markets). No 200+ service yet...

I find it extremely hard to believe that Chicago is the only market launching on that date.


jkj860
The Final Frontier

join:2002-01-10
Valparaiso, IN

FYI I still dont have IPV6 though.



Shinrin

@comcast.net
reply to mrschultz02

So, I saw the ad earlier today at work on CNN. Good to hear that Gadsden, AL is getting the speeds soon..

supposed to be an upgrade of their two fastest speeds..

the only two speeds we got here are Blast and Performace..



acadiel
Press fire to begin
Premium
join:2002-06-22
61705
kudos:2
reply to mario02423

said by mario02423:

Confirmed with 800XFINITY again -- Chicago markets are increasing on March 4th, other markets are increasing on April 15th. The Extreme 105 will stay the same but the price will go down (at least in Chicago markets). No 200+ service yet...

So, I wonder if "Chicago Market" is Bloomington, IL as well


K3

join:2008-05-06
Kankakee, IL

I am in Kankakee and am included in the Chicago market. I got the message on my cable box on the 18th for the speed increase.



CrippleFight

join:2001-07-11
Chi-Town
Reviews:
·WOW Internet and..
·AT&T Southeast
reply to acadiel

said by acadiel:

So, I wonder if "Chicago Market" is Bloomington, IL as well

I'm in Champaign and I received speed increase message. So I would assume that you're area is also included.


egeek84
Premium
join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA
reply to mrschultz02

so what's the first thing everyones gonna do when they get the new speeds? :0



K3

join:2008-05-06
Kankakee, IL

Im going to do double what I do now lol. Not much that I can do with 105 that I can't already do with 50 lol. Maybe download all these free games that came with my limited addition ps3 that I just got. 12 full game downloads is a lot of GB's



egeek84
Premium
join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA

no way! which limited edition ps3? And grats on joining the PS3 family, I love mine. I use it the most out of all my consoles ( and i own them all)

Likely going to get the PS4 as well



jblues

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

I now have received a message on my cable box here in Detroit (Downriver), also, Comcast pays WWJ Newsradio 950 to do ads for them (by the news anchors.) This morning the man doing the ad mentioned the speed increases.


johnnn

join:2007-01-25
Ypsilanti, MI
reply to jblues

Re: [Speed] Speed increase

Very excited about this. The west Ann Arbor routing topology recently changed significantly...they moved to a single xe-SUR router between here and Pontiac and speeds have already been more consistent since then. Can't wait for the new config file!



acadiel
Press fire to begin
Premium
join:2002-06-22
61705
kudos:2
reply to CrippleFight

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

said by CrippleFight:

said by acadiel:

So, I wonder if "Chicago Market" is Bloomington, IL as well

I'm in Champaign and I received speed increase message. So I would assume that you're area is also included.

I don't have a box, and haven't gotten anything in my Comcast.net email (which I don't really ever check), so I just have to follow what's going on here.

I just upgraded to Blast last week... so I'm really looking forward to those 50M speeds! Big difference from the Performance package!


TheToro
Premium
join:2003-06-05
N8B3L8
reply to johnnn

Re: [Speed] Speed increase

said by johnnn:

Very excited about this. The west Ann Arbor routing topology recently changed significantly...they moved to a single xe-SUR router between here and Pontiac and speeds have already been more consistent since then. Can't wait for the new config file!

Im by washtenaw ave, still no change here. I dont think the change of route makes any difference speed wise.
we have performance, 25Mb down with power boost and then 16. what will i get after the new speed increase ?

johnnn

join:2007-01-25
Ypsilanti, MI

1 recommendation

I'm off Stadium and experienced frequent congestion on Blast (36 down w/powerboost then 25) until they changed the route. Now I get my provisioned speeds more frequently. Looks like performance will go to 25/4 in a2, and blast will go to 50/10. Can't wait!



Chris 313
Come get some
Premium
join:2004-07-18
Houma, LA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Vonage
·Comcast
·Comcast Digital ..

said by johnnn:

I'm off Stadium and experienced frequent congestion on Blast (36 down w/powerboost then 25) until they changed the route. Now I get my provisioned speeds more frequently. Looks like performance will go to 25/4 in a2, and blast will go to 50/10. Can't wait!

Yes, that is exactly what will happen. Enjoy


K3

join:2008-05-06
Kankakee, IL
reply to egeek84

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

Its the white one that has the disc tray on top with the disc cover that slides over. It's pretty nice, 500GB too.


Darknessfall

join:2012-08-17
kudos:2
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Comcast

1 edit

Performance tier O_o?

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

Connected to server 74.63.50.21.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 2937 Kbps.
Downstream: greater than 200 Mbps.

The measurement will take upto 4.0 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: Measurement aborted due to high packet loss rate.

Downstream: Burst size: 2770-3171 KB;
Shaping rate: 22026 Kbps.

For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe

I have a feeling that my connection is just having seizures though lol.




Speedtests begin by it bursting all the way to 60 Mbps for a quick second lol.

Darknessfall

join:2012-08-17
kudos:2
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Comcast

2 edits
reply to mrschultz02

Well I tested my connection with a download and I'm getting PB up to about 30 Mbps and all over the place with sustained about 22.

Atleast... I think...

I'm on a roller coaster with results from 22-40 Mbps with speedtests lol.

Task manager records me hitting 50 Mbps within that less than a second time lol.



TheToro
Premium
join:2003-06-05
N8B3L8
reply to johnnn

Re: [Speed] Speed increase

said by johnnn:

I'm off Stadium and experienced frequent congestion on Blast (36 down w/powerboost then 25) until they changed the route. Now I get my provisioned speeds more frequently. Looks like performance will go to 25/4 in a2, and blast will go to 50/10. Can't wait!

how much more blast is? it might be worth it if its only a few more bucks

Darknessfall

join:2012-08-17
kudos:2

These are the one second bursts I'm seeing on Performance lol.

It doesn't really last long enough to notice it on a download lol.



TheToro
Premium
join:2003-06-05
N8B3L8

cool! but how much is it?


Darknessfall

join:2012-08-17
kudos:2
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Comcast

2 edits

said by TheToro:

cool! but how much is it?

Are you asking about sustained speeds?

I usually see about 22-23 Mbps I think sustained but not sure about the upload. PB is insane though right now lol. Youtube and other sites keep bursting up to 40-60 Mbps


TheToro
Premium
join:2003-06-05
N8B3L8

said by Darknessfall:

said by TheToro:

cool! but how much is it?

Are you asking about sustained speeds?

I usually see about 22-23 Mbps I think sustained but not sure about the upload. PB is insane though right now lol. Youtube and other sites keep bursting up to 40-60 Mbps

how many $$$? lol

Darknessfall

join:2012-08-17
kudos:2
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Comcast

said by TheToro:

said by Darknessfall:

said by TheToro:

cool! but how much is it?

Are you asking about sustained speeds?

I usually see about 22-23 Mbps I think sustained but not sure about the upload. PB is insane though right now lol. Youtube and other sites keep bursting up to 40-60 Mbps

how many $$$? lol

$19.99


PeteC2
Got Mouse?
Premium,MVM
join:2002-01-20
Bristol, CT
kudos:6
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to mrschultz02

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

Performance here in Bristol, CT. I've seen no ads, but today running Shaper, it seems apparent that there has been a boost in speed, as well as seeing PB disappear from the upload, but is still running on download.

If I run Xfinity or other java-based speed tests (such as Speedtest.net or Speakeasy) I get wild bursts on download that settle down to about 24Mbps.

Looks like I am actually getting 22Mbps down/4Mbps up. Prior to that Shaper always shown a 16/2 shaped connection.

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

Connected to server 64.9.225.142.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 4523 Kbps.
Downstream: 25475 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 4461 Kbps.

Downstream: Burst size: 2720-3065 KB;
Shaping rate: 22232 Kbps.

For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe
--
Deeds, not words


Darknessfall

join:2012-08-17
kudos:2
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Comcast

1 edit

CT crazy burst high five! "High fives." I wonder if Camper got this too.

I love how shaper says my "Estimated Capacity" is "Downstream: greater than 200 Mbps"

That's not even true .



PeteC2
Got Mouse?
Premium,MVM
join:2002-01-20
Bristol, CT
kudos:6
Reviews:
·Comcast

said by Darknessfall:

I wonder if Camper got this too.

Good question! Maybe he will see this and chime in.
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Deeds, not words