Thursday, June 5th 2008

Comcast Plans 100Mbit Internet Speed for Customers

Comcast Corporation says it is currently on track to offer speeds of over 100Mbps to 20 percent of its customers by the end of 2008. By the end of 2010, they hope to expand the product to most markets in the United States. Comcast Senior Vice President of Investor Relations, Marla Dooner, calls the speed 'very competitive' with Verizon FiOS.

Comast is the United State's second largest ISP and the largest cable television provider. Among cable operators, Comcast has been the most aggressive in deploying a wideband technology known as Docsis 3.0 in response to user demand for high definition video.Source: Associated Press
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73 Comments on Comcast Plans 100Mbit Internet Speed for Customers

#1
farlex85
Sweet, I hope I'm included in this. I wonder how much more I'd have to pay.........
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#2
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
wonder if it will have the same upload of regular cable :roll:
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#3
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: farlex85
Sweet, I hope I'm included in this. I wonder how much more I'd have to pay.........
they didnt say which cities it would first be available in but im guessing Philadelphia (where their headquarters is) and the rest of the north east big cities they are in.
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#4
acperience7
It's bound to cost a fortune, I just wonder if they'll cap the usage.
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#5
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: acperience7
It's bound to cost a fortune, I just wonder if they'll cap the usage.
well i have comcast and currently pay almost 60 bucks a month for 16 down and 2 up. i cant imagine them asking for like 200 per month for 100mbits.
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#6
DanishDevil
Hooray for 30 down and ..... .5up lmao. But hey, it's only $45/mo.
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#7
Triprift
That would be nice but i have this bad feeling it will be 5 years or more with Tel$tra as the provider when we in Oz get them speeds :(
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#8
BigBruser13
Don't get too excited

100mbs aint so good when you can only download so many bites in a certain period of time. I read a week or so ago that Comcast decided to put a cap on download amounts because people were downloading more than Comcast thought they should be so now there is new policy.
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#9
niko084
Well I have comcast, and they claim 8mb down and 1mb up and I pay $40 a month, I get bursts more like 30mb down and 2mb up.

I think I'm just going to start web hosting and grab a set of T1's or something :)
Being all that uses is upload, I'll have plenty of download, and garunteed, not this burst crap, and lines down.

*shove it comcast, you can sell any speed you want, burst numbers don't mean jack when you limit us*
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#10
jbunch07
by: BigBruser13
100mbs aint so good when you can only download so many bites in a certain period of time. I read a week or so ago that Comcast decided to put a cap on download amounts because people were downloading more than Comcast thought they should be so now there is new policy.
i thought they only did that in the uk?



still that would be lovely for online gaming! :)
i myself wonder how much it will cost?
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#11
niko084
Online gaming doesn't need such massive download, most bottleneck on upload and ping speeds.
Even 1.5mbps DSL is plenty more than fast enough for any online game.
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#12
jbunch07
by: niko084
Online gaming doesn't need such massive download, most bottleneck on upload and ping speeds.
Even 1.5mbps DSL is plenty more than fast enough for any online game.
true if you have good ping
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#13
timta2
I would be willing to guarantee that the first areas serviced by this plan will be areas with Verizon's competing FIOS available or soon to be available. Comcast wouldn't be doing it to give customers a better deal, its only in Comcast's best interests. They have shown that they really don't care about customers, only the bottom line and shareholders.

Verizon offers better service and customer service regardless of what speeds Comcast promises.
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#14
niko084
by: jbunch07
true if you have good ping
Ping doesn't affect the required download/upload speed.
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#15
jbunch07
by: niko084
Ping doesn't affect the required download/upload speed.
but leads to lag in gaming.
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#16
niko084
by: jbunch07
but leads to lag in gaming.
Ya, I thought you were saying with high ping you need lots of bandwidth its a common misconception.
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#17
jbunch07
by: niko084
Ya, I thought you were saying with high ping you need lots of bandwidth its a common misconception.
no no not at all. :)

but true people often do have that misconception.

so does anyone know what this dl size limit will be and if they will be implementing it at all?
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#18
CrackerJack
this looks like an excuse to get around the throttling they have been doing for the past 2 years.
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#19
jbunch07
so this is going to be FO right?
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#20
Weer
Wow, and I thought my new 8Mpbs connection was impressive.

Think of all the illegally traded software you could download using torrents...
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#21
jbunch07
by: Weer
Wow, and I thought my new 8Mpbs connection was impressive.

Think of all the illegally traded software you could download using torrents...
if they put a cap on dl size i doubt it will be very much.
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#22
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
what would be the point of upgrading customers to 100mbit because of demand for high def movies only to cap bandwidth.
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#23
jbunch07
by: Easy Rhino
what would be the point of upgrading customers to 100mbit because of demand for high def movies only to cap bandwidth.
thats what im trying to figure out :confused:
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#24
panchoman
Sold my stars!
useless.

the people that are actually going to use the speed wouldn't be able to and most people living in an urban area will most likely be capped off at everything to speeds of uploading at 30 kbps..
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#25
niko084
by: Easy Rhino
what would be the point of upgrading customers to 100mbit because of demand for high def movies only to cap bandwidth.
You would never get those speeds anyways other than a burst... The only point is a point of advertisment, bigger numbers sell to the unaware.
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