Comcast "Extreme" Broadband Service Outed, Priced

Paul Lilly

A Comcast customer posted a snapshot of his Internet bill on DSLReports.com, which makes mention of an upcoming broadband tier. Called "Extreme 105," the new level of service will offer subscribers download speeds of up to 105Mbps and upstream speeds of up to 10Mbps.

According to the DSLReport's member's bill, the service won't come cheap. It's going to run a nickel shy of $200 per month, and "Professional installation is required for a fee of $249.00." That means your first month's bill is going to run nearly $450, plus modem rental fee and taxes.

Steep pricing aside, the Extreme 105 service, which will be available on or around June 1, 2010, could make Comcast the speed king in the U.S. It could also kick off a broadband race of sorts, where ISPs try to one-up each other. CableVision, for example, offers 101Mbps service, and you can bet it's only a matter of time before a competitor comes out with 106Mpbs or greater broadband speeds.

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