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Comcast: 100-Meg Residential Service Coming This Year

2010-03-18 11:21 by
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Comcast starting this year plans to roll out 100-Megabit-per-second downstream service for residential customers - twice its fastest Internet tier today.

Currently, Comcast has deployed DOCSIS 3.0, the next-generation cable modem technology, to more than 75% of its nationwide footprint representing some 38 million homes and business premises. The MSO's Extreme 50 tier offers up to 50 Mbps downstream in those markets.

In the next 12 to 18 months, Comcast anticipates being able to offer 100-Mbps Internet service to many, if not all, of those customers, said Cathy Avgiris, senior vice president and general manager of communications and data services. The company is the biggest broadband provider in the U.S., with 15.9 million high-speed subscribers as of the end of 2009.

"We're looking to introduce a residential service at 100-Meg speeds," said Avgiris, who recently was promoted to oversee Comcast's broadband as well as voice and wireless services. "For a customer who wants to take advantage of that, we'll offer that to them."

Cablevision Systems, for one, already offers a 101-Mbps downstream service to its New York-area residential customers, and Mediacom Communications has debuted 105-Mbps broadband in two small markets.

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by Sava700 - 2010-03-18 16:31
Offer is one thing..being able to afford it without selling your soul is another. I'll be surprised to see the prices come down. A 50/5 package at $60/month might be ok, but anything over that is a waste and you better watch how long you go that fast, don't wanna hit that "hidden" cap you have now!
by YARDofSTUF - 2010-03-19 07:45
Its not a hidden cap. They even have a bandwidth meter on comcast.com that tells you how much you've used.
by sava700 - 2010-03-19 09:36
The usage cap was hiddin and I'm glad they put it out on a page saying it so that's a start. 250 is way too small for the amount of speeds they want to offer and with no mention of lifting it for those faster speed users. Also I've looked up and down the website for that meter with it still in development phase it would appear.
by YARDofSTUF - 2010-03-19 11:04
Its on comcast.com when you log in with the main account for your subscription, under users and settings.

You should have recieved an email about it.
by sava700 - 2010-03-20 10:10
There is nothing under that, looked for 30mins last night. Can't find a direct link to it either. I think its still in development phase.
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