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I was just talking to a comcast rep a little while ago. I was asking her about the change where they're taking over time warner's service in Houston. Apparently the comcast current premium service is 8 Mbps and 768 kbps up. But she said that she's had a little bit of news trickling in that she can't fully disclose. She said that the only thing she can tell me is that they'll be upgrading the premium speed soon in order to stay in line with their competitors, and she doesn't know the speed for sure, but it's most likely 10 or 12 mbps. She said the speed change will happen within the next two months. I'm guessing that the upload speeds will be going up too. They'll probably be 1-2 mbps for the premium service. The basic service will become 8 mbps down and probably 768 kbps up.
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well, its nothing special

on my 6mbps tier i get 19 mbps download at 2 mbps upload so yea...

Also, when they make a faster connection, all they do is add it, and advertise it as a new tier, then it will be 60 or 70 a month.

6 mbps (mine, is 42 a month)
8 mbps is 55 a month

so i'm guessing this will be 60-70
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No, their services will be the same cost as usual, just with faster speeds. I have the premium, so it'll be the same cost (like 55 bucks) but will have either 10 or 12 mbps. Btw, who's your isp?
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i called the peopple who feed me my internets and i told them i needed better for my games. they said sure and that was taht.
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If you have Comcast, take this: SpeakEasy Internet Speed Test
Heres mine:



Comcast is sweet!
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I agree, Comcast FTW
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The reason you're getting those speeds is because of their powerboost service. It doubles the speed for the first 10mb of a file.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mth91 View Post
The reason you're getting those speeds is because of their powerboost service. It doubles the speed for the first 10mb of a file.
Yup, its all fine.
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I was impressed when I got my roadrunner premium, but when comcast takes over, i'll be astonished. Especially when they change their service.
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Comcast is sweet!
Comcast monitors there customers downloads and the sites they visit. Almost everyone I know that torrents (illegally) on comcast has been called and warned that if they don't stop torrenting theyre records will be sent to authoritys. IMHO that is a invasion of privacy and should be illegal. NO isp should be able to monitor a customer unless they get a direct order to from the FBI.

I would never get Comcast because even if you don't do illegal stuff, they still monitor you, and I am against that.
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