I Can Remember Starting a 50k Download and Taking a Half Hour Coffee Break While I Waited….

Comcast upgrades cable modem performance in California, Midwest

If you’re a Comcast customer in tech-friendly California, good news—your available bandwidth will likely double today, for free. But you may need a new cable modem, too.

Customers in California, as well as select markets in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas, will see their available throughput about double, the company said on Friday. The available throughput will vary by plan.

Specifically, Comcast has increased the speeds of three Xfinity Internet tiers: “Performance” now offers speeds up to 50 Mbit/s, up from 25 Mbps; “Blast” is now 105 Mbps, up from 50 Mbps; and “Extreme 105” has been bumped to 150 Mbps. Comcast has not announced any changes to the other plans.

I just rebooted my modem and checked:  Yep, it’s true.  I used to get around 50 Mbps.  Now I’m getting 101 Mbps.  Cool!

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


I Can Remember Starting a 50k Download and Taking a Half Hour Coffee Break While I Waited…. — 5 Comments

    • My company–in metropolitan Dallas–just doubled our T1 this year. Yes, we went from 1.5Mbps to 3. Meanwhile Charter Business is advertising 30Mbps downloads, and I have 20Mbps at home–so if I have to download something large, I actually wait and do it at home. I bet we would save money switching, too, because T1s aren’t cheap (or at least they used not to be.)

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