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TheMayor

join:2002-05-09
reply to Oregonian

Looks like Seattle is going live with the speed upgrade

At least with the upload. I just rebooted my modem & noticed the upload is speed is higher, but download is about the same that I had before

»stage.results.speedtest.comcast.···0182.png


jeremiah2305

join:2013-03-21
Tacoma, WA

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said by TheMayor:

At least with the upload. I just rebooted my modem & noticed the upload is speed is higher, but download is about the same that I had before

»stage.results.speedtest.comcast.···0182.png

The major cities of the I-5 corridor(WA-CA) should of got the update as I'm in Tacoma and got it.


RR Conductor
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Redwood Valley, CA
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said by jeremiah2305:

said by TheMayor:

At least with the upload. I just rebooted my modem & noticed the upload is speed is higher, but download is about the same that I had before

»stage.results.speedtest.comcast.···0182.png

The whole of the I-5/UP RR/CO&P RR corridor(WA-CA) should of got the update as I'm in Tacoma and got it.

Not all of it, Williams, Maxwell and Arbuckle in Colusa County, CA aren't getting the upgrades-

»www.prnewswire.com/news-releases···021.html

Myself, I'm on US 101 and the NWP RR here in Redwood Valley (Mendocino County) in NW CA, and have the upgrades.

Edit-Also, Redding and it's suburbs aren't Comcast, they are on Charter.
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reply to Oregonian

Re: Post info here about speed upgrades predicted/not here yet

Reminder: This is the NOT HERE YET thread. There is another stickied thread for upgrade received.
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jared524

join:2008-06-26
Union Grove, AL
reply to travelguy

Re: Post info here about speed upgrades predicted/not here yet

said by travelguy:

BlastPlus is just a billing package of Blast and Digital Economy TV. Any changes to the Blast package should eventually work your way.

I figured as much but in my area the Blast Plus speed was advertised as 30Mbps and Blast was 2Mbps. However I can confirm I'm now getting 60+Mbps tonight in Hustville, AL so I did get the bump.

Theoryz

join:2011-04-19
Bronx, NY
reply to Oregonian

When is the Jacksonville, FL area suppose to be getting Performance upgrades?

Still havent seen any here yet



rideboarder
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join:2003-07-28
Snohomish, WA
reply to Oregonian

Seems like I got the bump in upload speed, but not download.

Is the S-A dpc2100r2 Modem from comcast capable of the speeds? Or do I need to ask for a new modem?



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said by rideboarder:

Seems like I got the bump in upload speed, but not download.

Is the S-A dpc2100r2 Modem from comcast capable of the speeds? Or do I need to ask for a new modem?

If you subscribe to blast then you'll definitely want to get a docsis 3.0 modem. Because the one you have is a docsis 2.0 I believe.


rideboarder
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Snohomish, WA

I should've probably included that! I'm on Performance. But it appears everything is OK now. Shaper Probe gave me this info:
Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 4548 Kbps.
Downstream: 22504 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 4442 Kbps.

Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 22064 Kbps.

So I think my upgrade is complete now.


Shinrin

join:2013-02-28
Gadsden, AL
reply to Oregonian

Hmm.. I wonder what performance we're getting. 20/4 or 25/5. Commecial is saying up to 60% or so increase here, but i haven't seen anything official in my area.


lupus

join:2001-08-01
Bellevue, WA
reply to Oregonian

Seeing those in the Seattle area finally getting speed bumps. I'm on a grandfathered Ultra tier (30/5 approx). I reboot my modem and it appears to have downloaded a new config file, but no change to my speeds. Anyone have any ideas?

Mar 28 2013 19:13:34 6-Notice E112.0 SW download Successful - Via Config file
Mar 28 2013 19:12:20 6-Notice E102.0 SW Download INIT - Via Config file d11_m_sb6120_xcalvidultra_c01.cm



mustang50
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Roseville, MI
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you said it best..grandfathered on a tier they no longer offer.
I doubt they will increase the speed for ultra.
You would be much better off "downgrading" to BLAST and get the 50/10 increase.

BTW you didn't get a new config file...you got a firmware update for the modem.


lupus

join:2001-08-01
Bellevue, WA

Thx for the quick reply!



plencnerb
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Carpentersville, IL
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reply to Oregonian

Click for full size
Bill for March
Click for full size
Bill for April
I think the change to drop Powerboost from my area is coming soon, as can be seen in the Internet Services section of my bill.

The first picture comes from my bill for service from March 2, 2013 to April 1, 2013. As you can see by the red arrow, the bill has the words "Includes Powerboost".

Now, on my new bill for service from April 2, 2013 to May 1, 2013, the words "Include Powerboost" have been replaced with "Internet Service".

Going by this, I would make the assumption that sometime on or after April 2, if I reboot my cable modem, I should see the powerboost part of my speed package be removed. I of course don't have an exact date, but going by my bill, I would think it would happen sometime after April 2nd.

So, just wanted to pass this along.

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reply to mustang50

said by mustang50:

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BTW you didn't get a new config file...you got a firmware update for the modem.

said by lupus:

Mar 28 2013 19:13:34 6-Notice E112.0 SW download Successful - Via Config file
Mar 28 2013 19:12:20 6-Notice E102.0 SW Download INIT - Via Config file d11_m_sb6120_xcalvidultra_c01.cm

lupus See Profile did in fact get a config file download per his SB log post. Was it a new one? Don't know.

Did he get a firmware update forcing a config file download? Possibly. I don't recall if the SB log keeps track of firmware downloads/versions or it only shows the version elsewhere along with Build Date, S/N, MAC, etc(on the configuration tab?).

Few more threads on the 'xcalvid---' config files:

»SB5120 config file?
»Re: [Connectivity] New SB6120/6121 Firmware Released
»Re: [Connectivity] New SB6120/6121 Firmware Released
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mustang50
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Roseville, MI
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When they push a firmware update they use the config file to identify that the correct file is pushed to the right modem.

If you see it says SW download VIA (by the way of) the config file.

It's like I drive VIA my car to get somewhere..
I don't get a new car everytime I drive..lol



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You're correct. It reflects parameters in the config file to get firmware. For some reason I was locked into an E101.0/E111.0 NMS pair of status codes instead of the E102.0/E112.0 pair. Oooops!

He did, however, get a 'new' config file since at least SwUpgradeFilename was changed from the previous config file/template..........
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Anon2428

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reply to TheMayor

Vancouver, WA

Yup, getting it here a little early in Vancouver, WA as well!

Originally on the 16/2 tier and speedtest is showing 25/4. Traffic shaper is still showing PB on for the download though reporting roughly 22Mbps, and normal big file tests back up an actual 20Mbps downstream, not 22 or 25, consistent. Upload is showing unshaped and a consistent 4Mbps+.

»www.speedtest.net/result/2611911409.png


Big Hurt

join:2004-02-26
Battle Creek, MI
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reply to Oregonian

Re: Post info here about speed upgrades predicted/not here yet

It is the first of April and still nothing, really!?


neonturbo

join:2009-02-27
Lansing, MI

said by Big Hurt:

It is the first of April and still nothing, really!?

Glad I am not the only one.

donkeywaffle
Serf

join:2000-09-25
Winchester, VA
reply to Oregonian

Winchester, VA

No CC email notification yet, nor a speed increase... I was resetting the modem every two days in hope.

After reading of problems OP are having AFTER the 'upgrade', I think I'll just chill awhile and pray my modem doesn't reboot by accident.


mario02423

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

Spoke with a representative in Shaumburg, IL today. Confirmed that Chicago markets will be seeing 305 speeds by Q3. No official date or pricing, but it's in the works.


DanM64

join:2013-01-10
Mokena, IL

Will the 305 be fiber, or a DOCSIS connection?


royarmstrong

join:2013-04-02
Adrian, MI
reply to Oregonian

In the lower part of Michigan here, Lenawee County, and still no upgrade. Just rebooted the modem as well.

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rmdir

join:2003-03-13
Chicago, IL
reply to royarmstrong

Re: Post info here about speed upgrades predicted/not here yet

FWIW, and it may not be worth a damned thing....I'm switching from business class to residential at my house. Got signed up through a referral from my business rep at Extreme 105 for $89 per month, and sales has told me twice now the new speeds will roll out on April 17th and I'll be upgraded to 205/xx when that happens. I'll believe it when I see it, but 205 down for $90 per month would be sweet. Getting installed Friday morning, so I'll have the 30 day window to drop it if it doesn't come through.



plencnerb
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Carpentersville, IL
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reply to Oregonian

Rebooted my modem and my router last night, and no change here yet either.

I'm on Performance, so the "change" that I'm looking for is the removal of Power Boost, and my actual speeds to be either 20/5 or 25/5 (I keep seeing different reports of what Performance will be once PB is removed).

My latest ShaperProbe is below. As you can see, it still detects PB on both the upstream and downstream.

DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.
 
Connected to server 38.102.0.87.
 
Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 4263 Kbps.
Downstream: 22710 Kbps.
 
The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.
 
Checking for traffic shapers:
 
Upstream: Burst size: 4511-4581 KB;
Shaping rate: 2128 Kbps.
 
Downstream: Burst size: 9778-10135 KB;
Shaping rate: 15941 Kbps.
 
For more information, visit: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe
 
 

My latest speedtest shows this as well, and also posted the picture.

»www.speedtest.net/result/2619780609.png

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Oregonian
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West Linn, OR
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reply to DanM64

said by DanM64:

Will the 305 be fiber, or a DOCSIS connection?

This thread has quite a bit of information about the 305 service.

»Getting 305/65

SFFR

join:2008-12-23
Pompano Beach, FL
reply to Oregonian

Anybody know if Business Class will get an Upgrade also?

I currently have the 50/10 Business Plan Looking for more due to the IPSEC Tunnel.

Thanks
Brian