Comcast Offering 105Mbps Broadband To Major Markets

Extreme 105 will provide millions with super fast broadband speeds, but comes with some catches

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Today, over 40 million homes which have Comcast internet service will be able to sign up for Extreme 105. This is the Comcast offering which will provide users a 105Mbps download speed and a 10Mbps upload speed. The service has been marketed since last year, and it now looks as though Comcast is ready to implement the service.

Initially, the service will only be available to the major markets: San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. There are plans to roll out Extreme 105 to some of the smaller markets at a later date.

The upgrade presents a much needed speed increase, as the US struggles to catch up with other countries in terms of internet speed. Om Malik, of GigaOm, presents some caveats with Extreme 105. The service will be $105/month if you sign up for the Triple-Play plan which includes television and phone; services that cost extra. If you want the 105MBps plan on its own, it will cost you $199. Along with the price tag, the 250 GB bandwidth cap will be attached to the service as well.

Extreme 105 is based on Comcast’s DOCSIS 3.0 technology, which they rolled out with the 50Mbps service last year. With the tech, Comcast boasts that users can download HD movies in five minutes and full music albums in a matter of seconds.

Comcast Offering 105Mbps Broadband To Major Markets
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  • Adsense Publisher

    Comcast got it all wrong. They should only put a cap on bandwidth if you don’t bundle the services, making everybody have to use their tv, phone, and internet if they want the higher speed connection. Personally I don’t mind using Time Warner for internet because their speed is up to 20mbps download and there is no cap on bandwidth. Why would I pay for faster internet where one day I might wake up with no internet at all because my bandwidth allocation is all used up, or face huge overage charges if Comcast were to allow me still to connect?

  • http://thewebsensesolution.com Jon

    How does this compare to Google’s new fiber internet experiment rolling out to select cities?

  • Yep

    Only Comcast could come up with something this ridiculous. Most users will see no advantage going from 20mb downstream to 105mb. This is simply a scam and they are playing a numbers marketing game here.

    30down 30up and unlimited would be much better for 90% of people.

    This pricing at 199/month without their other crappy overly compressed HD channels is almost laughable. Comcast you don’t disappoint.

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