Comcast announced today that it will be increasing
the upload speed of two of its internet packages at no additional cost.
Comcast says that its 6 Mbps download / 384 Kbps upload package will see the
upload speed nearly tripled. The new plan will keep the same download speed and
increase the upload speed to 1 Mbps.
Comcast’s faster 8 Mbps download / 768 Kbps upload package will see a bit
more than twice the upload speed to 2 Mbps uploads. Comcast had previously
announced a service called PowerBoost that increases download speeds to 12 Mbps
on the Performance tier plans and up to 16 Mbps on the Performance Plus tier on
files that are 10MB or less in size.
Senior Vice President and General manager of Comcast High-Speed internet
Mitch Bowling said in a statement, “As the Internet and its functionality
evolves, so will our services and offerings,” said Mitch Bowling, Senior Vice
President and General Manager of Comcast High-Speed Internet, Comcast Cable.
“We’ve made a number of complimentary speed increases over the last few years
and we focused this latest increase on upstream speeds so our customers can
take even better advantage of the ever-expanding amount of interactive
applications the Internet has to offer.”
Increasing upload speeds for customers will be a welcome announcement when
other internet providers have been announcing usage based plans in some areas.
Time Warner announced recently that its lower cost plans would have a monthly bandwidth
limit of only 5GB in one test area.