Comcast Offering 105Mbps Broadband To Major Markets

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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.