Comcast hits ten wideband markets target

12 Dec 2008

Comcast has recently launched its wideband DOCSIS 3.0 internet service in Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Lynsey Silvesti, senior manager of corporate communications, told WebProNews that the rollout brings the company to its goal of reaching ten major markets this year, and 20% of its footprint coverage. Wideband will benefit the majority of existing high-speed internet customers by doubling their speeds at no additional cost. Comcast will offer its ‘Extreme 50’ service in the new markets priced at USD139.95 per month for downstream speeds of up to 50Mbps and upstream speeds of up to 10Mbps. Comcast is also offering a new single-channel DOCSIS tier called ‘Ultra’, which offers speeds up to 22Mbps down and 5Mbps up for USD62.95 per month. It has also doubled the speeds of its ‘Performance’ tier to up to 12 Mbps down and 2Mbps up. Comcast has previously introduced wideband in Minneapolis/St. Paul, parts of Oregon and Washington (Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Eugene), in the MSO’s New England region (including the Boston metro and portions of southern New Hampshire), and in Philadelphia and New Jersey.