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Comcast about to launch 100Mbps Internet?

updated 03:05 pm EDT, Thu May 28, 2009

Comcast 100Mbps Soon

Comcast may be on the verge of upgrading its DOCSIS 3.0 cable Internet access to 100Mbps, a rumor says. Currently capped at 50Mbps downstream, the service is said to be getting as much as 40Mbps to 50Mbps more bandwidth "any day now." The source for the Inquirer doesn't say whether existing 20Mbps upload speeds would also get an upgrade or whether the 250GB cap and prices would change from the $140 pre-tax per month for the faster service.

The provider has promised an upgrade for the new speed for some time but missed its early goal of 100Mbps by 2008. Network capacity is believed to be one of the key obstacles to the upgrade. Comcast hasn't addressed the new rumor.

DOCSIS 3 improves speed by bonding multiple cable channels together and, at 100Mbps, could download a typical downloadable HD movie in about four minutes.

by MacNN Staff



  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969


    U can...

    put a Porsche Engine in a Yugo.. but it's still a crappy yugo!

    Hail Verizon FiOS! :)

  1. ff11

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Great, fast service

    Now if only they would keep the internet connection from cutting off for at least an hour EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!

    That's what finally got me to drop them.

  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hard enough...

    ... to get them to swap out a buggy 2.0 modem. How long to get a 3.0?

  1. b9robot

    Joined: Dec 1969


    You can't use it though!

    Sure 100mbs speed, but Comcast will limit your use like all of there internet services. What good is it if you can't use it?
    Comcast, get a clue!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Great fast service

    I swear, I think that's the first time I've ever heard anyone use that phrase with respect to Comcast.

    Of course, its hard for me to judge a service as 'great' if it cuts off an hour a day.

    My brother's craptastic (I'm sorry, comcastic) service would cut out any time the wind blew.

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