Comcast goes wide

23 Oct 2008

Comcast has announced it will begin the roll out its ‘wideband’ internet service to ten major markets, including the Boston area and southern New Hampshire in the coming weeks. The new super-fast broadband service includes a speed tier with downloads of up to 50Mbps called Extreme 50, which will be priced at USD140 per month. The more modest Ultra service offers downloads at speeds of up to 22Mbps and costs USD63 a month.

Comcast has also doubled the speeds of some of its Twin Cities broadband internet services, with plans to eventually include all its 14.4 million high-speed internet customers. It has increased the download speeds of its 6Mbps and 8Mbps services to 12Mbps and 16Mbps respectively, and doubled its upload speeds to 2Mbps. Prices for the 12Mbps and 16Mbps services are unchanged from their lower-speed versions.