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As of 4 hours ago, my download speeds nearly tripled, and upload speeds doubled.

Comcast is rolling out service upgrades (in some areas, and not in others I believe). They're calling it Blast. The plans are effectively 16mbps down, 1mbps up, and 16mbps down, and 2 mbps up. We were paying for the 6\\1 package (their normal one), and it just got upgraded to the 16\\2, apparently for free. The powerboost raises that to ~30mbps down, and 5mbps up.

Going from 750KBs\\130KBs to 2MBs\\250KBs is pretty nice.

I'm pretty happy.
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ooo nice
i have the same service i believe
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Cool do you know which areas will be affected? I am in San Jose, CA and currently get the 6/2 mbps. I want 16/2!


EDIT: I just checked and I am actually getting 12/2. It would cost $35 more to upgrade to the 16/2 w/ the triple play package I have. But then I would get HBO and some other channels. Time to talk to my dad when he gets home.
Edited by noahmateen1234 - 12/15/08 at 5:57pm
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Mine are normal and around 20mbps down, but I pay for (15/3) so I wont complain.
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Heh so you get a free upgrade for your money, and I barely get a connection from them...

They friking sent 3, yes 3 techs to my house, and they wouldnt run a cable over the ceiling in my attic... Im so sick of them...

Thats awesome though... I assume you notice it quite a lot eh? does surfing speed get noticeably faster with that much bandwidth?
     
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I went from 32down/1up to 34/4.
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Originally Posted by low strife View Post
As of 4 hours ago, my download speeds nearly tripled, and upload speeds doubled.

Comcast is rolling out service upgrades (in some areas, and not in others I believe). They're calling it Blast. The plans are effectively 16mbps down, 1mbps up, and 16mbps down, and 2 mbps up. We were paying for the 61 package (their normal one), and it just got upgraded to the 162, apparently for free. The powerboost raises that to ~30mbps down, and 5mbps up.

Going from 750KBs130KBs to 2MBs250KBs is pretty nice.

I'm pretty happy.
I've had the 16/2 for quite some time. When it's working correctly, it's blazing fast, but quality control on the service out here sucks. I'm always having problems.
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WOW not bad. How much does your internet cost you a month?
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I live in Mass, near Boston.

Will this upgrade apply to me?
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A lot of people complain about their quality and service, but ive been running a business account for 7 years and never had a single issue that they would not come out right away and fix( and ive never had more than 1 or 2 issues.)
Im also in a very rural area, but im not saying that others are wrong.
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