Comcast begins to rollout 50 Mbps High-Speed Internet Service

By on October 22, 2008 at 5:55 PM.

Comcast begins to rollout 50 Mbps High-Speed Internet Service

In a bid to compete with Verizon’s FIOS service, Comcast has just announced that it will begin the roll out of their DOCSIS 3.0 network starting with residential homes and businesses in parts of New England, including the Boston Metropolitan region and Southern New Hampshire. Also included in the roll out are areas of Philadelphia, New Jersey, and the Twin Cities where the wide-band service was launched earlier this year. Hey New Englanders, stop crying about the Bosox and go check your modem logs as it has reportedly gone live in some locations! Comcast has also introduced two new speed tiers for their high-speed service and doubled the speeds for current customers at no extra charge. The speeds and pricing of Comcast’s residential plans are now as follows:

  • Extreme 50 : offering up to 50 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 10 Mbps of upstream speed at $139.95/month. (new)
  • Ultra : offering up to 22 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 5 Mbps of upstream speed at $62.95/month. (new)
  • Performance Plus : offering download speeds to up to 16 Mbps and up to 2 Mbps of upload speed at $52.95/month. (existing plan that was upgraded)
  • Performance : offering download speeds to up to 12 Mbps and up to 2 Mbps of upload speed at $42.95/month. (existing plan that was upgraded)

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Sprint Brings a Grand Old Party to the Twin Cities

By on August 23, 2008 at 3:09 PM.

Sprint Brings a Grand Old Party to the Twin Cities

Showing some love to the GOP, Sprint used a press release to boast shamelessly (no, seriously – they’re really darn proud) about the exciting network enhancements that residents of the Twin Cities will benefit from as a result of the Republican National Convention. In short, “the Twin Cities are awash in expanded capacity”, says Sprint. Further, “Sprint is not just prepared for the three-day convention; it’s prepared for any unfortunate emergencies that might crop up.” Let’s just hope that includes “wardrobe malfunctions”. Of note, while the release does mention a Satellite Cellsite on Light Truck (whatever the heck that means), the struggling carrier declined to state a position on immigration.

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