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Comcast Speed Increases Hit California
12/2 to 25/5, 25/4 to 50/10, 50/10 to 105/20
by Karl Bode 02:35PM Tuesday Mar 19 2013
Comcast today stated that customers in California will now be seeing some of the speed upgrades we've been seeing deployed elsewhere around the country at no extra cost. Specifically, Comcast's Blast tier is going from 25/4 Mbps to 50/10 Mbps, their Extreme tier will be going from 50/10 Mbps to 105/20, and their Performance tier will be going from 12/2 Mbps to 25/5 Mbps for all users. The Comcast press release lists a handful of communities that won't be getting the upgrades until later on this summer -- because you were bad I'm guessing. An insider tells me that the 12/2 Mbps to 25/4 is running behind the other upgrades for many users, who'll see that specific bump in April.

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coma9

join:2013-02-05
United State

Thanks firewall...

Can't read the press release article thanks to a work firewall, but does it say anything about Utah? Does anyone know when Utah will get our boost?

FFH
Premium
join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

And for now; no caps in force

And at least for the time being, Comcast is not enforcing any byte transfer caps.
joe_h

join:2010-05-26
Las Cruces, NM

50/10 may be coming everywhere

I called Comcast yesterday to inquire about new customer specials (I'm currently a Centurylink customer with 40/20). I live in New Mexico. The rep explained to me that the blast tier (25/4) is available, but would be upgraded to 50/10 within a month. I asked if that was specifically just for NM, and was told that it was going in place "everywhere". I don't know if he was just trying to make a sale, but figured I'd pass the info along.
nysports4evr
Premium
join:2010-01-23
kudos:1

Re: 50/10 may be coming everywhere

I don't see how telling you it would be in effect everywhere would help him make the sale.

Randomer

@comcast.net

new speeds

Here in fresno, performance got bumped to 25/5 and I believe they got rid of powerboost too. Im not too sure about the other parts of the state though

TriForce

join:2008-05-27
Chico, CA

Re: new speeds

Chico has been bumped, my Performance is now 25/5 with a little bit of Powerboost still on the download up to 32/5.
Madtown
Premium
join:2008-04-26
Madera, CA
Reviews:
·Comcast
said by Randomer :

Here in fresno, performance got bumped to 25/5 and I believe they got rid of powerboost too. Im not too sure about the other parts of the state though

I'm in Madera, and the head end is in Fresno, I'm going to try to reboot my modem and see if I get the new speed or not.

crom

@comcast.net

Should i get a 3.0 modem?

Hey guys i live in Lafayette, California and I paying for the triple play package (195/month). Currently I am getting a steady 36mb down and 6mb up. However I am using a DOCSIS 2.0 eMTA modem. Should I get a DOCSIS 3.0? Will there be a difference?

TriForce

join:2008-05-27
Chico, CA
Reviews:
·Comcast

Re: Should i get a 3.0 modem?

said by crom :

Hey guys i live in Lafayette, California and I paying for the triple play package (195/month). Currently I am getting a steady 36mb down and 6mb up. However I am using a DOCSIS 2.0 eMTA modem. Should I get a DOCSIS 3.0? Will there be a difference?

Yes, you're maxing out your DOCSIS 2.0 download. You need a DOCSIS 3.0 modem to see 50Mbps and above.
coma9

join:2013-02-05
United State
said by crom :

Hey guys i live in Lafayette, California and I paying for the triple play package (195/month). Currently I am getting a steady 36mb down and 6mb up. However I am using a DOCSIS 2.0 eMTA modem. Should I get a DOCSIS 3.0? Will there be a difference?

If you're paying the modem rental fee, you might as well exchange it, heck, it's free. You can change your modem out every month if you want to.

crom

@comcast.net

Re: Should i get a 3.0 modem?

damn i just found out that i was paying for the performance speed and the Comcast rep said that I already got the speed increase to 36/6 from 12/2....so no 50/10 for me unless i pay more. oh well triple increase speed is not bad

TriForce

join:2008-05-27
Chico, CA

Re: Should i get a 3.0 modem?

It's still better to replace your eMTA with a DOCSIS 3.0 because channel bonding will mean reliable speed and you'll be ready when there is another boost.
gapboy118

join:2005-10-09
Santa Rosa, CA

Got it!

Power-cycled my eMTA and got the new speeds!

tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
Reviews:
·ooma
·Optimum Online
·Verizon FiOS

+3 or so?

Well, how about Cablevision boosting the upload a few megabits? As it is Verizon is 50/25 which is more like 50/30 - 35, therefore 10-15 is not asking for much. It's probably been at least 4 years since 50 megabit speeds came on the market, followed by 100 - 300.
dagg

join:2001-03-25
Galt, CA

go faster!

im already seeing the 25/5. didnt have to power cycle but they may have done that remotely overnight.

im only getting about 3.6 up though. not going to complain too much however because it was at 1 up when i checked a couple weeks ago.
madbavarian

join:2013-03-05
Fremont, CA

performance speedbump in Fremont, CA

I just power cycled my D3 modem and got the new speeds (in Fremont, CA). Unlike some of the comments which say the modem doesn't need to be power cycled, it did in my case. These two tests were run within a minute or two of each other. Once before the power cycle and once after.

speedof.me
before power cycle: 17.5 / 3.3 Mbit/sec
after power cycle: 30.12 / 6.11 Mbit/sec

While anything over what I need to stream netflix is overkill, it certainly is nice to have a bit of overkill.

Ciab

@comcast.net

Speed Upgrade

Tulare , CA 93274

DiffProbe beta release. October 2009. Build 1002.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 38.98.51.25.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 11371 Kbps.
Downstream: 96613 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 11200 Kbps.

Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 55402 Kbps.

55/11

got it this morning

HonestEnd

join:2006-03-01
Sterling Heights, MI

Thank You

Say what you will about Comcast, but it's good to see SOMEONE is willing to upgrade their network. Fuck you AT&T-Verizon & your overpriced LTE.
SyphonBW

join:2004-02-24
Alliance, OH

TWC take some lessons

Now why can TWC offer these kind of speeds across AMERICA jesus!!
SyphonBW

join:2004-02-24
Alliance, OH

Re: TWC take some lessons

said by SyphonBW:

Now why cant TWC offer these kind of speeds across AMERICA jesus!!

hotshot187

join:2008-04-07
Webster, NY
kudos:1

Re: TWC take some lessons

Tw is behind on speeds with the new Comcast increases
kludgecat

join:2007-08-01
Elk Grove, CA

Comcast

I can verify that Comcast did a speed increase today. Elk Grove, southern end of Sacramento.
The town that don't get it yet are the little ones in the middle of nowhere...

TriForce

join:2008-05-27
Chico, CA

Re: Comcast

Yeah, but Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley getting it later is very strange. Residents around UCSC and the rich folk in Scotts Valley are low on the priority list.

I know there is a user from Santa Cruz here that won't be pleased of the wait.

pclover

join:2008-08-02
Santa Cruz, CA

Re: Comcast

That would be me?

pclover

join:2008-08-02
Santa Cruz, CA
A local tech told me middle of the year for Santa Cruz.

I doubt that it's true but we will just have to see so NOBODY get your hopes up yet as Comcast should be re-named to LieCast.

cbrendelson

@comcast.net

What if?

What if your already on the 105/20? Do you not get an upgrade?
gapboy118

join:2005-10-09
Santa Rosa, CA

Re: What if?

You're supposed to get a price reduction to whatever the price was for the Ultra 50 plan.

anon1

@verizon.net

Time Warner too slow

We have Docsis 3 over here and are only seeing 15/2, 20/2, 30/5, and 50/5... Wish we had Comcast over here instead .

Packeteers
Premium
join:2005-06-18
Forest Hills, NY
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

Re: Time Warner too slow

TWC is slowly adding more capacity - download channels to bond in your modem - so you could get a speed bump as well in the near future depending on your market; »[TWC] 8 Downstream Channels Added..
EricBergan
Premium
join:2002-07-22
Mountain View, CA

Increase in errors/latency?

After rebooting the modem, I saw the jump in speed, but I'm also seeing a jump in errors and latency. Is this something that will settle out, should I reboot the modem again, or contact Comcast?

eric
rruiz

join:2013-03-20

Speep increase available in Tracy, CA

Just rebooted my Motorola SBG6580 and I am getting the new spped.

Before:




After:


thively

join:2004-01-06
San Jose, CA

San Jose, California upgraded today

Earlier today and last night I was seeing the old speeds.
This evening I rebooted my cable modem and ran a test which confirms the new upgraded speed was rolled out here. I'm on "Blast!" which was 25Mbps, it's now 50/10.

55Mbps down / 11 Mbps up


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

Speed increases haven't hit Mendocino County yet.

We still don't have the speed increases here in Mendocino County in Northwestern California. I'm in Redwood Valley, about halfway between Ukiah and Willits and am on the Blast Tier (25/4. 30/6 with Powerboost), this is what we see-




However, San Jose is 170 miles south of me, not 50

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FiremedicJM

join:2002-05-23
Byron, CA

Business Class??

Not thinking this includes Business class accounts since I haven't seen an upgrade in speed to 105/20. Anyone with a business account have their speeds upgraded?
n_w95482
Premium
join:2005-08-03
Ukiah, CA

1 recommendation

Re: Business Class??

Late last year, business 12/2 and 22/5 got bumped to 16/3 and 27/7. No other upgrades have happened. So far, these upgrades have only applied to residential accounts.
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