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Comcast Speed Upgrades Hit Houston, California
by Karl Bode 08:57AM Friday Aug 01 2014 Tipped by sortofageek See Profile
Back in January we were the first to report that Comcast was again doubling speeds on many of its tiers, starting first with the company's Midwest division. As noted then, upgraded Comcast users will see the company's "Performance" tier bumped from 25/5 to 50/5 Mbps, their "Blast" tier from 50/10 to 105/10 Mbps, and their Extreme 105 speeds bumped from 105/20 Mbps to 150/20 Mbps. There's a massive, ongoing thread in our Comcast forum where users are cataloging which markets are seeing the upgrade.

This week users in our forums noticed that the speed upgrades have arrived in Houston and parts of California. This forum in our thread offers insights into which markets are seeing the upgrades, and what kind of real-world speeds users are seeing. Customers in upgraded markets will need to reboot their modems for the upgrades to take effect.

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Madtown
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join:2008-04-26
Madera, CA

Comcast website still show the old speeds

I went onto Comcast.com and it still show the old speed. Performance is still listed as 25 and Blast still listed as 50.

dvd536
as Mr. Pink as they come
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Phoenix, AZ
kudos:4

Re: Comcast website still show the old speeds

And just like the cox boosts, upload rates aren't moving.
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OpTiC
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join:2014-03-08
West Covina, CA

Re: Comcast website still show the old speeds

It's just the same with Time Warner Cable for some tiers for upload.

R7000

@69.142.79.x

Real world results from S.NJ to Northern Delaware

I had Blast tier and when Comcast upgraded my area these are the results I typically get. And the results below are thru an in-home WiFi connection:


telcodad
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Lincroft, NJ
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Re: Real world results from S.NJ to Northern Delaware

said by R7000 :

I had Blast tier and when Comcast upgraded my area these are the results I typically get. And the results below are thru an in-home WiFi connection:

"Ping: 11 ms"
"Server: Newcastle, DE - Distance: 5450 mi"

Wow, that's an excellent Ping time for that distance!

R7000

@69.142.79.x

Re: Real world results from S.NJ to Northern Delaware

said by telcodad:

said by R7000 :

I had Blast tier and when Comcast upgraded my area these are the results I typically get. And the results below are thru an in-home WiFi connection:

"Ping: 11 ms"
"Server: Newcastle, DE - Distance: 5450 mi"

Wow, that's an excellent Ping time for that distance!

LOL. Bug in the testing software when the system connects using IPV6, the distance calculation is always wrong. I guess the location database used by OOKLA can't handle IPV6 addresses.

R7000

@69.142.79.x

Re: Real world results from S.NJ to S.Calif

said by telcodad:

"Ping: 11 ms"
"Server: Newcastle, DE - Distance: 5450 mi"

Wow, that's an excellent Ping time for that distance!

Distance from S.NJ to S.Calif shows 7950 miles.
Subtract (7950-5450=2500 miles) and it looks like the software adds about 5400 miles to distance for all IPV6 calculations.


workablob

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Houston, TX
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Cool! Sort of.

I consistently got 30/6 and now I am getting 56/6

Maybe patience is called for on my part

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telcodad
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Lincroft, NJ
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Speed Upgrades also to parts of Kansas and Missouri

Comcast is confirming/clarifying all this now:

Comcast Confirms Broadband Speed Hikes
Raises Speeds In Parts Of California, Kansas, Missouri and Texas

By Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News - August 1, 2014
»www.multichannel.com/news/techno···s/382900

powerspec88
Premium
join:2007-03-11
Independence, MO

Re: Speed Upgrades also to parts of Kansas and Missouri

That is correct, I in Independence MO and a few friends around KC on both sides of the state line have got the free upgrade.

telcodad
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Lincroft, NJ
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Re: Speed Upgrades also to parts of Kansas and Missouri

Comcast has issued an official press release on it now:

Comcast Increases Internet Speeds in California, Kansas, Missouri and Texas
Xfinity Internet Performance Tier Doubles to 50 Mbps, Blast Tier Doubles to 105 Mbps and Extreme Tier Moves from 105 Mbps to 150 Mbps
Comcast Press Release, Business Wire - August 1, 2014
»www.businesswire.com/news/home/2···Missouri
quote:
Comcast has increased the speeds of three Xfinity Internet tiers: “Performance” now offers speeds up to 50 Mbps, up from 25 Mbps; “Blast” is now 105 Mbps, up from 50 Mbps; and “Extreme 105” has been bumped to 150 Mbps. The changes impact all California customers (except those in Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Scotts Valley, Isleton, Lodi and Rio Vista), as well as those in the Olathe, KS, Independence, MO, and Houston, TX markets.
:
For most customers, the speed increases will go into effect automatically over the next few days but for those who want more immediate access, they can simply re-start their modem. The company will notify those customers who may need to upgrade their Comcast hardware to receive the increased speeds.

Megahurtz

join:2002-11-20
Northbrook, IL

Re: Speed Upgrades also to parts of Kansas and Missouri

Will this upgrade be tied to triple play packages? That press release is somewhat ambiguous about that.

I have Blast 50mbit bundled with whatever the lowest tier of SD cable is (mainly just local channels, also not a "double play" bundle), but I didn't get the speed upgrade when they upgraded the Chicago area. Looking through the thread in the Comcast forum, it seems the upgrades have only been for triple play customers.

R7000

@69.142.79.x

Re: Speed Upgrades also to parts of Kansas and Missouri

said by Megahurtz:

Will this upgrade be tied to triple play packages? That press release is somewhat ambiguous about that.

I have Blast 50mbit bundled with whatever the lowest tier of SD cable is (mainly just local channels, also not a "double play" bundle), but I didn't get the speed upgrade when they upgraded the Chicago area. Looking through the thread in the Comcast forum, it seems the upgrades have only been for triple play customers.

I have Blast and never had the triple play. And I don't have any TV premium channels, just the TV pkg 1 above basic. And I was automatically upgraded to faster speeds of 105/10 on my Blast Internet tier.
NLiveris

join:2001-11-25
Chicago, IL

Does that upload speed seem weak?

Only 10 up but 150 down? Huh? That seems arbitrarily low. Why not 75Mbps upload or at the very least 30Mbps up.

mig288
Premium
join:2002-07-13
Cherry Hill, NJ

Re: Does that upload speed seem weak?

I agree, the download speeds are good but the upload needs work. Cable companies need to increase the upload.

battleop

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00000

Wow!

A Comcast story without a single negative comment.

telcodad
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Lincroft, NJ
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Re: Wow!

said by battleop:

A Comcast story without a single negative comment.

Well, I think you can take "customers in upgraded markets will need to reboot their modems for the upgrades to take effect" as a bit of a complaint.

Actually, the press release says:
quote:
For most customers, the speed increases will go into effect automatically over the next few days but for those who want more immediate access, they can simply re-start their modem.
jm101

join:2011-07-17
Oakland, CA

Re: Wow!

said by telcodad:

said by battleop:

A Comcast story without a single negative comment.

Well, I think you can take "customers in upgraded markets will need to reboot their modems for the upgrades to take effect" as a bit of a complaint.

Actually, the press release says:
quote:
For most customers, the speed increases will go into effect automatically over the next few days but for those who want more immediate access, they can simply re-start their modem.

I sure wasn't complaining after the Wireless Gateway finished rebooting and I ran a speed test.

battleop

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I wasn't referring to the comments after the story but in the story.

telcodad
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Lincroft, NJ
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Re: Wow!

said by battleop:

I wasn't referring to the comments after the story but in the story.

Yes, that was Karl's last statement in his story.

gaforces
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join:2002-04-07
Santa Cruz, CA
said by telcodad:

except those in Santa Cruz, Los Gatos, Scotts Valley, Isleton, Lodi and Rio Vista

bah humbug!
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jm101

join:2011-07-17
Oakland, CA

Nice upgrade

Going from usually around 28 Mbps to 50 Mbps is a nice upgrade. In the time we had AT&T I never remember them boosting a speed tier. I haven't performed a speed test while hooked directly up to the Wireless Gateway yet. My Nexus 7 gets around 37 Mbps.
doughnet

join:2002-03-22
Newark, CA

dual bond

anyone know if it's possible to get 2x comcast packages to your house and dual wan/bond to achieve 2x the speeds?
svatant

join:2014-07-31
USA

comcast speed upgrade, CA

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city: Antioch
state: CA
speed upgraded for blast tier from 50mbps to 100mbps
djeremy

join:2004-07-12
San Francisco, CA

I'm certainly not complaining

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Was on the 50 blast tier and was getting 55. Rebooted my modem 10 minutes ago and am now getting 120

sonior panda

@69.181.143.x

50/12 doubled

the speed in mountain view ca was doubled for the 50/10 plan to 105/15
markh31

join:2004-01-09
Katy, TX

Katy TX

Had been getting 100/20 Mbps. Restarted modem this afternoon and now getting 166.5/20 Mbps (using speedtest.net and Dallas as the server point). Looks like a real increase in download speed here in Katy.

Jayct

@50.176.205.x

Looks Like Its here in CT



Crom

@67.188.160.x

California East bay (Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga)?

I am currently have Blast plus which is 50/10 but so far no speed increase in my area

CosmicDebri
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join:2001-09-01
Port Saint Lucie, FL

A second upgrade?

I'm in Florida, and last year we got the bump from 25 to 50 Mbps... however upload is at 2.56 which isn't even listed on their tiers.

Does this mean I'll eventually get bumped from 50 to 105 Mbps?? If they do that, but leave the upload at that paltry 2.56 I will have to call and complain.
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kwisatz
Premium
join:2001-07-10
San Jose, CA

Business Internet?

Do these speed upgrades apply to business internet as well?

kwisatz
Premium
join:2001-07-10
San Jose, CA

Re: Business Internet?

Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

alg
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Premium
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Houston, TX
kudos:3

Just got the email...

...except I'm still running on a DOCSIS 2.0 modem. Time to upgrade!
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