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

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

said by RR Conductor:

They raised our HSI prices $2 a month (It took out Blast! from $72.95 to $74.95) in Feb, but the fastest tier available to us in Mendocino County is still Blast!, 25/4 (35/6 w/Powerboost). Any idea when we'll see the speed increases here?

Maybe someday?
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Darknessfall
Premium
join:2012-08-17
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Reviews:
·Comcast
·Frontier Communi..
·AT&T U-Verse

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Lol How did this happen ?

I think my connection hit a road bump now:
About two hours ago -



Now -





Edit: Well download fixed itself but upload is still bleh lol.
Edit 2: Well guess it somehow fixed itself on both down/up again now lol.


RR Conductor
NWP RR Inc.,serving NW CA
Premium
join:2002-04-02
Redwood Valley, CA
kudos:1
Ouch, that was bad! I'm glad it's normal again.
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wiz562

@comcast.net
reply to mrschultz02
Just wondering if I could tell of a speed boost through a new firmware version. Rumor has it that it might be here, but I really see no increases in speed. I'm using this one...

Model Name: SB6120
Vendor Name: Motorola
Firmware Name: SB_KOMODO-1.0.6.8-SCM01-NOSH
Boot Version: PSPU-Boot 1.0.0.4m1
Hardware Version: 3.0
Firmware Build Time: Aug 30 2012 15:35:46


EG
The wings of love
Premium
join:2006-11-18
Union, NJ
kudos:10
Firmware doesn't control the provisioned speeds, the config / boot file that is loaded in to the modem does.


FifthE1ement
Tech Nut

join:2005-03-16
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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I just got this notice in South Florida on my cable box messages:

"Exciting News: Increased speeds on the way! XFINITY will soon be increasing internet speeds on its most popular plan and doubling two of its fastest. That's right - The fastest internet and fastest in-home Wi-Fi is about to get even faster."

I just checked and no increase yet. I'm on the Ultra/Blast! tier and get about 36MB Down and 7MB Up. I think that is with PowerBoost enabled. I'm excited for the 50MB upgrade! Anyone get it yet or gotten a better time-frame or notice? I think we should see it on March 1st or soon after?

5th
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Dumaine

join:2010-12-05
Detroit, MI
Yes I got that same message yesterday here in Detroit and a little bird told me that our eta is early next month! (not a trustworthy little bird though)


LarryE

join:2000-07-29
Chicago, IL
kudos:1
reply to mrschultz02
I don't know if this has an "official" answer yet, but since the 50Mbps tier is getting a free upgrade to the 105Mbps tier, what about us who paid that $250.00 installation fee. Are we getting that refunded? And, if they are getting the upgrade for the same price as the 50Mbps they are paying, does that mean that my $200.00/Mo. will be cut in half?

Dumaine

join:2010-12-05
Detroit, MI
said by LarryE:

what about us who paid that $250.00 installation fee.

I was waiting and waiting on someone to bring this subject up.


LarryE

join:2000-07-29
Chicago, IL
kudos:1
Just chatted with Comcast and those of us who were stupid enough to shell out that $250.00 will only get a kick in the face for having done so. Isn't that nice?

Dumaine

join:2010-12-05
Detroit, MI
That's the answer I was expecting too.


LarryE

join:2000-07-29
Chicago, IL
kudos:1
And no word yet if our price will be cut either. Now wouldn't that be another kick. They get the upgrade from 50/10 to 105/20 for $99.00 and we get to pay the $199.00 for the same thing.

Big Hurt

join:2004-02-26
Battle Creek, MI
Reviews:
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reply to mrschultz02
So is the 30/6 going to 50/10? Or is it a different tier that is getting the increase? Also here is my speed test just ran.




PeteC2
Got Mouse?
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join:2002-01-20
Bristol, CT
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reply to LarryE
said by LarryE:

Just chatted with Comcast and those of us who were stupid enough to shell out that $250.00 will only get a kick in the face for having done so. Isn't that nice?

I can understand the frustration, however, everybody knows that can be the price of buying "bleeding edge" technology.

I would not characterize those of you who shelled out a premium of $250.00 as "stupid"...but you wanted to be the first in line for the "latest", and as is common, there is a price to be at the head of the line.

Also as is common, you blazed the way for more mainstream users...not much consolation I am sure, but true nonetheless.

I have a friend who bought a 46" plasma tv and spent over $4K on it...now you can buy a better quality model...from the same company... same size...better resolution and features for under $1K. But he was the first guy on the block to have one...
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Dumaine

join:2010-12-05
Detroit, MI
reply to Big Hurt
said by Big Hurt:

So is the 30/6 going to 50/10? Or is it a different tier that is getting the increase?

that looks like Blast with PB so you "should" get the 50/10 upgrade


LarryE

join:2000-07-29
Chicago, IL
kudos:1
reply to PeteC2
Yes, I understand what you are saying about the "bleeding edge" technology. But it's also very easy to have an "I really don't care what you had to pay" attitude by those who didn't have to pay it.


PeteC2
Got Mouse?
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join:2002-01-20
Bristol, CT
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Reviews:
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Well, its like a premiere movie...no matter how good it is, eventually you can see it for free on late-night t.v.

...and the movie theatre never gives you back the price of that ticket...
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Deeds, not words

Tomcat353

join:2002-12-27
Jacksonville, FL
So...I just got the message on my cable box saying the top two speed tiers are doubling...

I currently have 105/20 (paying $199.95/mo), does that mean it'll double to 210/40? Or am I missing something?

MRCUR

join:2007-03-09
Columbia, PA
said by Tomcat353:

So...I just got the message on my cable box saying the top two speed tiers are doubling...

I currently have 105/20 (paying $199.95/mo), does that mean it'll double to 210/40? Or am I missing something?

In the Northeast (which has already seen the speed bumps), 105/20 stayed the same but moved down to the 50/10 price.


PeteC2
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join:2002-01-20
Bristol, CT
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reply to mrschultz02
So I guess it is now official, though I saw the speed changes yesterday. Just got the speed increase email this morning. Says up to 20 down and 4 up. Shaper is more like 22/4.4, which is not unusual for Comcast.

The only surprise to me is that I thought they were going to do away with PB, which is no longer showing on uploads, but still appears on downloads.

Certainly not earth-shattering, especially to those of you with greater need, but I am satisfied.

It will never be the same as when I first went from 56K dial-up to dsl at 1.2Mbps...now that was a speed increase!
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plat2on1

join:2002-08-21
Hopewell Junction, NY

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reply to mrschultz02
just got the email here

Dear Valued Customer,

Great news! We've increased your Internet speed!

Now the download speed on your Performance Internet service is up to 33% faster with speeds up to 20 Mbps and we have doubled your upload speeds up to 4 Mbps.

DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.
 
Connected to server 64.9.225.142.
 
Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 4419 Kbps.
Downstream: 85750 Kbps.
 
The measurement will take upto 3.0 minutes. Please wait.
 
Checking for traffic shapers:
 
Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 4330 Kbps.
 
Downstream: Burst size: 2361-2927 KB;
Shaping rate: 22026 Kbps.
 
For more information, visit: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe
 

ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA
I haven't received anything. Wondering if my area is getting this or not.
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SHoTTa35

@kfvaluation.com
reply to PeteC2
..... then imagine going from 56K to 8Mbps!

MIND = BLOWN!!

Would have friends come over to download stuff all day as they were stuck at home with 56K still. They'd surf the net till the end and then felt like OK nothing more to do, we'll go home now. LOL

(this was in 1998 when i got Optimum Online and my 3Com Sharkfin Modem that I bought at Nobody Beats the Wiz - The Best Buy/Circuit City before there was these others )

My Jump from 15 to 50Mbps though was almost as nice. Suddenly I wasn't gun shy to download a 14GB file (Steam or whatever).

PaulMD

join:2002-03-05
Nashua, NH
I received the notice today. I was getting 12/3, now I'm getting 12/4. Not sure it was as exciting as the email alluded to!


pflog
Bueller? Bueller?
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join:2001-09-01
El Dorado Hills, CA
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reply to mrschultz02
I'm not really liking the trend I'm seeing regarding powerboost. The article said it was going away and some people saw that, but I'm seeing more and more people lose US powerboost and then have very minimal DS capped powerboost, similar to what many are seeing on the business class 16/3 and 27/7 profiles.

IMHO, upstream powerboost is WAY more useful so the fact that in many cases they're eliminating that but keeping (small) DS Powerboost is kind of mind boggling.
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egeek84
Premium
join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA

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reply to mrschultz02
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relish

join:2009-07-21
Sterling Heights, MI
reply to Dumaine
said by Dumaine:

Yes I got that same message yesterday here in Detroit and a little bird told me that our eta is early next month! (not a trustworthy little bird though)

What is your relationship to the little bird? Early next month sounds about right with what I've been reading. Here's hoping the suburbs get it at the same time. For how outrageous Comcast's prices are, 50mbps will take at least take some sting out of it...

relish

join:2009-07-21
Sterling Heights, MI
reply to egeek84
I think you're in the wrong thread.


egeek84
Premium
join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA
Reviews:
·Comcast
said by relish:

I think you're in the wrong thread.

lol omg you're right haha whoops! I meant to post this in the other thread, wow i don't know how I got here. I think I need more coffee lol

relish

join:2009-07-21
Sterling Heights, MI
Or less cocaine... :|