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[USAToday]Comcast punches up Net access for a Price

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It's been quiet for a time all along Comcast's front. Here's some news on a new service they're planning on providing.

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Comcast (CMCSA), the No. 1 residential broadband service provider, Thursday will give residents of Minneapolis and St. Paul the first opportunity to check out a speedy Internet service that CEO Brian Roberts calls "cable's next big thing."
The service, informally called wideband, can transmit a high-definition movie in about 10 minutes. It would take about 40 minutes to do that on Comcast's most popular Internet service and more than an hour on most cable systems.

"An extreme gamer who wants the lowest (delay) that's available would find it interesting," says Mitch Bowling, Comcast's high-speed Internet general manager. "Also, we are deploying this to our business services customers. There are a lot of uses for it there."
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They filter bit torrent packets and you'd see a negligible decrease in ping, if any, so what the hell is the point of this again?
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So you can buy HD movies online and download them fast. Oh, wait...
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They filter bit torrent packets and you'd see a negligible decrease in ping, if any, so what the hell is the point of this again?
Read the article before you post.

Comcast really doesn't do much of those filtering any ways.

This is a new tech, $150 for 50mb down. I believe it requires a new modem, but hey, for $150 month folks, a $40 one time charge for a new modem isn't an issue.
    
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$150 is too much. Luckily, I wouldn't know what to do with that kind of bandwidth anyway. My filesharing/IRC/FTP days are behind me now. As long as I can get pings under 100 while playing COD4 and TF2 with my current connection, I'll be happy.
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Comcast really doesn't do much of those filtering any ways.
Haha? Ever hear of sandvine? Makes using bit torrent on their network damn near impossible.

I'd wager you'd get better BT speeds on a normal cable connection, than this thing from comcrap.
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Haha? Ever hear of sandvine? Makes using bit torrent on their network damn near impossible.

I'd wager you'd get better BT speeds on a normal cable connection, than this thing from comcrap.
Wanna take a lucky guess what I'm using?

No issues here.
    
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They still can't top Fios. Fiber has an extremely high bandwidth, so Verizon will win in the long run.
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This would have no effect on gaming
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