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jblues

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

Re: [Speed] Speed increase.

I thought it might have happened in Detroit area. I had to get up way early for work, so did not have time to reset modem.

However, Fox 2 was running Xfinity ads with NEW statements like "speed is now doubled, etc."

Also, I received the email from Xfinity that said "
Dear Valued Customer,

Great news! We've increased your Internet speed!

Now we have doubled the speed of your Extreme 50 Internet service, with download speeds up to 105 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps. "

So, I will reset when I get home in Allen Park!


johnnn

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

Seeing it here in A2!


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

1 edit
reply to camper

said by camper:

If I may add to my prior comments about the speed increase.... Comcast's ability to provide YouTube videos still sucks.

This evening I wanted to watch a YouTube video. After waiting a few minutes for the video to load, I gave up. Comcast could give me enough bandwidth to watch a YouTube video. How sad. A technological failure that Comcast now has to own.

20mbps means little when Comcast appears to actively throttle YouTube (and what other?) websites.

Comcast does not "throttle" YouTube. Not saying that perhaps you aren't having problems, but that does not mean it is a Comcast issue.

I too am in CT and have no problems with YouTube, and did not have any issues before the speed increase for that matter (I am also on the performance tier).

YouTube is notorious for having server issues btw.
--
Deeds, not words

rugby
I think I know it all.
VIP
join:2000-09-26
Plainfield, IN
reply to egeek84

Well here's something interesting:

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 21914 Kbps.

Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 77392 Kbps.


Hilbe

join:2002-12-13
Fishers, IN
reply to mrschultz02

Indianapolis area here got 50/10 last night. Just had to reboot my modem.


Dumaine

join:2010-12-05
Detroit, MI

2 edits
reply to mrschultz02

Blast upgrade is officially "HOT" in Detroit.




egeek84
Premium
join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to Netbum

said by Netbum:

You guys in Livermore have had the upgrade for a couple days right?

No I actually called on Sunday and just flat out asked to be upgraded to the Extreme 50 plan. It took about 24 hours for the change to happen (but I think that's also cuz I got my triple play promotion plan renewed as well and had to do the automated confirmation thing.) I figured I would sign up now and have the faster speeds and then cancel in a month. The lady told me it's 40 bucks but also told me if I want, that when I call in on April 1st to cancel, that I can bring up the Comcast Guarantee and they can refund me. I'm kind of surprised she said that to be honest lol but I think she really wanted to sign me up cuz I showed a little apprehension at first when she mentioned it would be 40 bucks. For some reason I thought it would be less considering that going from Performance to Blast is usually around 10 bucks.

But yeah, the faster speeds haven't officially rolled out here in Livermore yet. Once I get the 105 download speeds though, i'll know it's hit my area and I will post on here as well


Netbum

join:2002-04-08
Oakley, CA
reply to egeek84

You guys in Livermore have had the upgrade for a couple days right?


TheMayor

join:2002-05-09
reply to camper

I have a hard time trying to watch Youtube, either using Ctl or Comcast.



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

1 edit
reply to n_w95482

said by n_w95482:

Hopefully we get it by next January, so I can look forward to cheap 50/10 or 105/20 when my business-class contract runs out .

Lol That is probably about when we'll get it hehe The 50/10 on Blast will be nice, though 25/4 (35/6 w/Powerboost) isn't too shabby now. I know one thing, I will be glad when Comcast finally gets Youtube optimized, 720P runs good most of the time, but 1080P will often stall several times, I have a feeling Comcast is throttling it

Edit-While we're obviously not physically part of the North Bay, we are part of Comcast's North Bay Network. Do you know if anybody to our south in Sonoma County has seen the upgrades?

n_w95482
Premium
join:2005-08-03
Ukiah, CA
reply to RR Conductor

Hopefully we get it by next January, so I can look forward to cheap 50/10 or 105/20 when my business-class contract runs out .
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KI6RIT



egeek84
Premium
join:2011-07-28
Livermore, CA
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to rugby

said by rugby:

Okay, I just signed up 2 weeks ago for Extreme 50/15 for $99.95 and now that's not even a tier for me anymore according to:

»wwwb.comcast.com/internet-service.html

I see Blast 50/10 for $74.95 or Extreme 105/20 for $114.95.

So, what will my provisioned speed change to? Or will it change at all? I'd much rather stick on the 50/15 for $99.95 than be downgraded for cheaper or upgraded for more $$.

Those look like they are the prices for NEW customers with no other Comcast products. Your price will remain the same and you will be upgraded to the 105/20 speeds.

AVonGauss
Premium
join:2007-11-01
Boynton Beach, FL
reply to camper

Are you sure that it is Comcast and not YouTube?



camper
Premium
join:2010-03-21
Bethel, CT
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to camper

If I may add to my prior comments about the speed increase.... Comcast's ability to provide YouTube videos still sucks.

This evening I wanted to watch a YouTube video. After waiting a few minutes for the video to load, I gave up. Comcast could give me enough bandwidth to watch a YouTube video. How sad. A technological failure that Comcast now has to own.

20mbps means little when Comcast appears to actively throttle YouTube (and what other?) websites.



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

said by Oedipus:

That "insider info" fails to mention most of the US.

Maybe he's a midsider

stressusa

join:2000-11-12
Mount Clemens, MI
reply to mrschultz02

»speedof.me/show.php?img=13030512···4333.png

Going to restart my modem.. Lets see if there is a change yet.


Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
kudos:1
reply to data129

That "insider info" fails to mention most of the US.


RR Conductor
NWP RR Inc.,serving NW CA
Premium
join:2002-04-02
Redwood Valley, CA
kudos:1
reply to data129

That doesn't say anything about my area (Mendocino County, Northwestern California), or the west for that matter. Oh well, I guess it'll get here when it's gets here


data129

join:2007-07-04
Canton, MI
reply to mrschultz02

Read this,

»Insider Gives Us Comcast's March Speed Upgrade Schedule



priuscat

join:2013-03-01
Clawson, MI
reply to relish

wow! maybe tomorrow. that's what Comcast said for me.


relish

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

DOCSIS 3.0



priuscat

join:2013-03-01
Clawson, MI
reply to relish

you got old modem "2" or new modem "3"?


relish

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

said by priuscat:

reboot your modem already! lol

I did. No luck.


RR Conductor
NWP RR Inc.,serving NW CA
Premium
join:2002-04-02
Redwood Valley, CA
kudos:1
reply to mrschultz02

Well, still no speed increases up here in the Ukiah, CA area (Ukiah CMTS) as of this evening. I take it this is an area by area rollout?



priuscat

join:2013-03-01
Clawson, MI
reply to relish

reboot your modem already! lol


rugby
I think I know it all.
VIP
join:2000-09-26
Plainfield, IN
reply to mrschultz02

Okay, I just signed up 2 weeks ago for Extreme 50/15 for $99.95 and now that's not even a tier for me anymore according to:

»wwwb.comcast.com/internet-service.html

I see Blast 50/10 for $74.95 or Extreme 105/20 for $114.95.

So, what will my provisioned speed change to? Or will it change at all? I'd much rather stick on the 50/15 for $99.95 than be downgraded for cheaper or upgraded for more $$.


relish

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

said by priuscat:

Checked Comcast website. Still has Blast at 30mbps

Sterling Heights must be ahead of the game then!


priuscat

join:2013-03-01
Clawson, MI
reply to relish

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Shinrin

join:2013-02-28
Gadsden, AL
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to relish

said by relish:

I advise everyone to check out the shopping information from the Comcast web site. I haven't rebooted my modem yet, but for me, 25mb isn't even advertised anymore.

According to the billing department, Blast is officially 50mbps NOW! See what it is for yourself! However, this wouldn't be the first time the billing/marketing departments have jumped the gun.

Log into your Comcast account and check this link to see what's offered.

»wwwb.comcast.com/internet-service.html

[att=1]

Yeah I saw this for my area as well (Gadsden, AL) yesterday it was 30, but the discription said 50 XD.

Also still says powerboost on it.


priuscat

join:2013-03-01
Clawson, MI
reply to relish

Checked Comcast website. Still has Blast at 30mbps