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The speeds of two existing high-speed Internet tiers have doubled

Comcast is adding some speed to its Internet services this week at no extra charge to its customers. 
According to the cable and Internet provider, it's doubling the speeds of two of its Internet tiers: Xfinity Blast!, which will go from speeds of 25 Mbps to 50 Mbps, and Extreme 50, which will go from speeds of 50 Mbps to 105 Mbps. 
"More customers are simultaneously connecting to the Internet through tablets, laptops and smartphones within their homes," said Cathy Avgiris, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Data and Communications Services at Comcast. "Whether it's to stream movies, upload photos, video chat with family and friends, or catch all of the Olympics action live on their tablets and connected devices, we want to ensure these customers are getting the speeds they need. 
"We will continue to increase speeds as customer demands evolve. Comcast is committed to providing our customers with even more choices to get the best, fastest and most reliable experience possible."
Comcast also announced its latest Internet plan, Xfinity Platinum Internet. This new addition features download speeds of up to 305 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 65 Mbps as well as free Xfinity Signature Support.
The two existing tiers will double their speeds this week at no extra charge while Xfinity Platinum Internet will launch in certain Northeast markets like Boston, Hartford, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Richmond, New Jersey and Wilmington. 

Source: Comcast

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I'm paying for 8mbps...
By villageidiotintern on 7/26/2012 5:13:47 PM , Rating: 2
...and just got 22 down and 5 up on the last speed test I performed so I am happy. Thank you Comcast. I never thought I would ever say that.

RE: I'm paying for 8mbps...
By Cheesew1z69 on 7/26/2012 8:58:54 PM , Rating: 2
Sounds like powerboost

RE: I'm paying for 8mbps...
By Schadenfroh on 7/27/2012 6:53:40 PM , Rating: 2
That is all Comcast landlines are pulling these days?

I get 34 down and 17.5 up on 4G Verizon Wireless while tethered (grandfathered unlimited data plan).

But, you guys probably have my 110ms ping beat by a long shot.

RE: I'm paying for 8mbps...
By mindless1 on 8/11/2012 5:27:32 AM , Rating: 2
They limit low tier accounts to encourage people to pay more for premium services. Doesn't really matter to me, I get under 22 down and always find that either internet congestion or the other end is the limitation. Speedtests mean squat.

RE: I'm paying for 8mbps...
By icrf on 8/1/2012 8:21:51 AM , Rating: 2
Here in Chattanooga where they have 30 Mbit symmetric municipal fiber to compete with at the low end, their official low end has been 25 down, 5 up for a couple years, which I routinely sustained (not powerboost).

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