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Comcast launches 105Mb/s Internet tier for $105

By Matthew
Apr 14, 2011
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  1. Comcast has finally announced the initial availability of its Extreme 105 Xfinity Internet service, which is currently available to 40 million homes in major markets such as Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Miami, Philadelphia, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Washington DC.

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TS Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    I just can't go back to comcast. I'll stick to AT&T Uverse
     
  3. TechGreek

    TechGreek TS Rookie

    You give them a GREAT speed and then put a 250GB cap on it still? Seriously? WAY TO GO COMCAST - You're doing it wrong!
     
  4. CamaroMullet

    CamaroMullet TS Rookie Posts: 115

    I hate comcast as a company, too expensive, terrible customer service, but I'm currently a comcast customer. I've switched between dsl and comcast like 5 times over the course of my adulthood. I get so pissed at comcast, for either raising my prices ( seems every other month ) or just plain $hitty CS, leave them for a few months, then go back because I miss the speed.

    This new package although awesome in speed, for 130 dollars, I don't think so. What's with the 250gb cap? Booo on you comcast!
     
  5. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Wow, you would think at this price that they would get rid of the data limit at least. At that speed you can hit 250gig in 5 hours. I don't how some people live with data limits. I use about 5gig per day without downloading anything. I would rather have a relatively slow connection that I can actual use as much as I want than a fast one. This also reminds me of those stupid smart phone data plans which can reach there maximum in 2 minutes...
     
  6. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    Seems like they are working hard to win "that" trophie again :p
     
  7. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    105 bucks
    that is just ridiculous.. totally...

    250 gig cap... stupid... so u could watch 30 +/- 1 movies a month

    pretty stupid a cap... my god man

    hey i would pay 20 bucks extra a month for "C O M M E R C I A L" free tv...
     
  8. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,078   +76

    Comcast still doesn't hold a candle to FiOS. It's too bad Verizon isn't offered in my area, or I'd go with them in a heartbeat. Till then, I'm stuck with Brighthouse (RoadRunner).
     
  9. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    That's 42 cents per gigabyte. Comes out to be about $10.50 for a 25 GB HD movie. At least 2 bucks for a standard DVD, that you can pick up at RedBox for a dollar.
     
  10. It will be news when Comcast, and other broadband vendors, start charging $1 per Mbps. Everything else is just marketing hype.
     
  11. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 616

    250 GB cap equals to 5,25 hours of downloading time at maximum speed... that is not very interesting, I'm afraid... not even at 105 Mbps.
     
     
  12. 5 gb/day is 150gb/month why are you conplaining about a 250gb limit?
     
  13. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Out of curiosity how much more is a business acccount? If its say $10-20 more would that make it more viable?

    I'll stick with my 50mb/5mb service, with truly unlimited downloading/uploading over any service thats faster but capped.
     
  14. Coodu

    Coodu TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    Sigh, here in Australia I pay 100 dollars for 10 megabyte internet, things like this just make me want to move to the states.
     
  15. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Enthusiast Posts: 331   +21

    Well it is nice to know that I am not the only one who hates Comcast. There is a reason why Philadelphia is one of their citys on that list. Basically because of PA's former Governor, I'm sure you get the picture there.

    I have had some terrible service with Comcast, we would keep losing the signal (on the TVs) and Comcast kept saying, "Oh we'll have to put in another signal booster in." I do not know if they ever did or not but the TV signal still sucked. Also, they ripped us off too because they do not tell you about their deal changes, we only found out when we got a HD TV and wanted a HD box.

    We ended up getting FiOS once it came to my neighborhood and I have been very happy with it ^.^

    I feel bad for ya Wendig0 and I hope FiOS comes to your area soon.
    My current bandwidth with FiOS is 35Mbps/35Mbps :D
     
  16. The upload bandwidth it’s much more important than the download. Why not 1 gbps up and down? Do you afraid the big numbers?

    Bandwidth access is human right in the 21 century.
     
  17. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Enthusiast Posts: 331   +21

    Dont start that again! lol
     
  18. Im a comcast tech, i believe the limit has been changed (Although dont quote me). Its now 400Gb.
     
  19. waqasr

    waqasr TS Rookie Posts: 18

    EPIC FAIL!!!! With data cap I don't think any one would go for this package.
     
  20. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Comcast customer support: And who exactly told you that the cap is now 400 Gb?
    Techspot reader: Uh...Guest?
    Comcast customer support: Can you be more specific?
    Techspot reader: Uh...Guest #18?
     
  21. CamaroMullet

    CamaroMullet TS Rookie Posts: 115

    hahaha, nice !
     
  22. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Because I don't even use my internet as my TV. If i did i would easily hit twice that amount.
     
  23. I live in Romania and we have a 100Mb/s internet for 18$/month. And as bonus for a 2year contract we get a land line phone number and a phone plus a 3g usb modem with unlimited data plan. Oh, and for the actual internet contract there is no limit as well. :p
     
  24. Dude, get DVR box than ....
     
  25. TrekExpert

    TrekExpert TS Enthusiast Posts: 104

    Why is it that everywhere else BUT North America gets super-fast internet...
     


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