Comcast Reportedly Prepping 305Mbps Broadband Tier To Compete With Verizon FiOS

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$m

I'm hopeful this will drive competition. I'm at 15/5 with FIOS for about $40 per month currently, but it's not like I would say no to a free upgrade to 300+ Mbps!

/wishful_thinking

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xer789

my roomate's aunt makes $83/hr on the laptop. She has been without work for 8 months but last month her pay was $8682 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this site...NuttyRichdotcom

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Deviate

Hmm, that's interesting. I already pay Comcast damn near that much as it is for shitty TV and 12Mb internet. They gouge pretty badly where I live.

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ohsnaps1104

I don't understand how people are actually "hitting their band width cap" on residential connection. What are people doing? Seriously? 250 Gigs in one month. I used to download 4 or 5 Linux ISO's every day to play with on my laptop. I never once hit 250 Gigs.

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RaptorJohnson

So i can use up my bandwidth cap even faster?

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kixofmyg0t

$210 a month? Sorry, I'm no JohnP.

I'll stick to my 25Mbps (though real world speeds are ~20) for $25 a month.

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Orange7

Comcast already has a 1Gbps rate with Xfinity. I have no idea why a 305Mbps connection is such a big deal.

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Pyrophorics05

For $300+ per month but maintains the 250 cap! Actually, they've already removed that but it will be interesting to see the charge and data plan.

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jgrimoldy

Niiiice. Now folks can hit their bandwidth cap in just one day. :P

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BlazePC

Cool Beans,
Speed is King!

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USraging

I am assuming that comcasts project is synchronous... would i be over stating the obvious when i say that the speed would go for running home servers. That would be nice to be able to run web servers and ftp servers from home. lets see if they drop the cap.

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ddimick

In every case I've seen the residential plan EULA prohibits running a web/FTP/etc. server services. They want you to buy a business plan if that's what you want to do.

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USraging

yea they say that, but yea...shifty eyes...

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SirFrag

If you hit your cap, they'll start to investage. Then if they notice you are running servers, they'll turn you off for TOS violation. I've seen it happen, unfortunetly. Just get their business plan. It's not that much more (Buddy has it... $100/mo, 20mb/5mb, SLA goodies, no data cap).

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ddimick

I ran business plan FIOS for several years before moving my server to VPS hosting. It's cheaper. Converting FIOS between residential and business service is a nightmare. More than 20 phone calls and over two weeks before it was all sorted out.

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