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Leaked Tentative Comcast DOCSIS 3.0 Schedule
Jacksonville, Chattanooga coming soon...
by Karl Bode 06:20PM Monday Mar 23 2009
Two different sources within Comcast have confirmed the company's tentative and upcoming DOCSIS 3.0 deployment schedule, which has not been officially announced by Comcast. According to the sources, Jacksonville is scheduled to go live before the end of the week. After Jacksonville, Comcast's North Central, Chicago and various California and Atlanta markets will see DOCSIS 3.0 expansion into additional neighborhoods, with Chattanooga expected to see upgrades around April 23. Here's a list from our source(s):
•3/26/09- Jacksonville, FL will launch residential D3

•3/31/09- 12 additional North Central sites targeted to launch.

•3/31/09- 5 additional Chicago sites targeted to launch

•4/09/09- 4 additional sites in Atlanta

•4/14/09- 7 additional sites in California

•4/15/09- 4 additional North Central sites

•4/23/09- Chattanooga launches residential D3
Keep in mind these are tentative dates, and we've seen other leaked DOCSIS 3.0 launch targets miss their originally scheduled mark by up to a month. Once again, Comcast says they'll upgrade 65% of their footprint by the end of this year, and 100% by the end of 2010.

As we've discussed, upgraded DOCSIS 3.0 Comcast markets see the company's $42.95 "Performance" 6Mbps/1Mbps tier become 12Mbps/2Mbps, while their $52.95 "Performance Plus" 8Mbps/2Mbps tier becomes 16Mbps/2Mbps. Upgraded markets also see two new tiers: $62.95 "Ultra" 22Mbps/5Mbps and $139.95 "Extreme 50" 50Mbps/10Mbps -- both of which require a new DOCSIS 3.0 modem.

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