Comcast Announces 50Mbps/10Mbps Premium Service for $140/Month

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Pyrophorics

HELL NO! Too expensive, they dont have the proper equipment to handle the bandwidth they offer now so they have to cap ... and the cap is still effective at the higher speed.

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ghot

Price is way too high, I get 20/20 FIOS for 64.99/month.   And, as some have said.....

They can't supply that speed with current infrastructure, and they still have the 250Gb/month cap.

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rhbright

Hell, I'd give several left-side body parts for that kind of speed!

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afroloop

I might consider it, it sounds nice. My company also lets me expense my Net connection so there's that.

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damicatz

The infrastructure can't support those speeds even with DOCSIS 3..

You want to know why cable companies have issues with capacity? It's because they keep moving up the speed caps and allowing people more speed without upgrading their infrastructure. And then when problems start to occur as a result, they blame heavy downloaders and institute caps.

Stop overselling your bandwidth in a failed attempt to compete.

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horzo

How many of you have actually reached the 250GB/mo. limit? I'm a pretty heavy user (including plenty of P2P) and I've never heard a peep from Comcast. Anyway...$140/month? Makes sense if you've got multiple high-bandwidth streams going at once, but I suspect most sites wouldn't allow you to even approach a 50Mb download rate. The upstream rate is kinda cool. I would need a static IP or two included with the package before I'd even consider it.

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zodi

Probably have the same limit, and are finding new ways to secretly throttle your connection for P2P or any other "bandwidth hogging behaviour"

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gatorXXX

YEah whatever comcrap. The limit is still 250GB and with faster speeds, only means you'll reach the limit 3 times as fast! So NO, I will not pay them another dime.

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ghot

No way!  FIOS is cheaper and has no bandwidth caps so far.  The Verizon supplied router, DOES however have only a 160 slot NAT table.  But thats not really an issue as you can change the router out, or skip it altogether.

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cigar3tte

We don't all have the choice to switch to FIOS.  This new Comcast offer should be more available based on the article, since no new infrastructure is needed.

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jcollins

Why is the 160 slot NAT table a problem?  I'm thinking 160 slots = 160 IP's for devices in your home, so I must be missing something.

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mls067

couldn't you subnet those IP's if you really needed to also?

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billysundays

No, I wouldn't. The bandwidth cap is still 250GB per month. BTW, has anyone in the MaxPC staff noticed that the paragraphs in posted comments aren't breaking? Appreciate the new listing of allowed HTML tags though.

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