Balt: Cmcst to raise downstream to 6MB...

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The splash-screen that welcomes me to my DVR appliance tells me that Comcast
will raise the downstream speed to 6MB.  Also, for an extra $10/month,
they'll raise to you 8MB per month.

I didn't see any notice about this in my comcast email account, nor have I
seen any posting around here, on the subject.

Anyone else been contacted on this, or seen any email?  I power-cycled my
modem to see if it was awaiting a new config file, but I'm still getting
4100/360.

It seems unreal - where I work, we have a 6MB ATM ckt that serves *300*
people; what would one person, or even an entire household do with 6MB??

-alex




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Everything you do now, only much faster!  Have you ever downloaded an entire
CD, say for something like a new release of Linux?  Do you ever watch
streaming video?  Do you play any on-line games?  What about running
Microsoft Windows Updates?  All of these activities would benefit from
higher download speeds!

Plus they are trying to position themselves to remain competitive when the
Telco's run fiber optic cable to your home, and offer even faster service!

Bill Crocker




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Check out the Comcast forums, there is an announcment there.
http://forums.comcast.net
http://forums.comcast.net/thread.jspa?threadID=42769&tstart=0

Only a few markets have been upgraded so far.

-Gary




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On Thu, 28 Jul 2005 08:43:42 -0400, "Alex Batson"

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At this point, increased downstream is not really a benefit.
Increased upstream so we can all run servers will be the real
newsworthy item (so we can get good upstream on our servers lol).



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I saw people talking about it in alt.online-service.comcast.  Also check out
http://forums.comcast.net

I am in Philadelphia on the Gold Service ... this is what I am getting ...
with a Linksys BEFCMU10 v3 Cable Modem and a Linksys RP31P2 Router (with
Vonage).

Check out http://speedtest.chartermi.net /

TCP/Web100 Network Diagnostic Tool v5.2.1e
DO NOT USE YOUR CONNECTION WHILE TEST IS RUNNING
click START to begin
Preparing Speedtest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Done
running 10s outbound test (upload) . . . . . 705.60Kb/s
running 10s inbound test (download) . . . . . . 8.25Mb/s

Your speed is 150.13 times faster than 56Kb dialup

I pay for Gold for the upstream because I have 2 phone lines with Vonage.

You will have to you power everything down and waited a minute before
turning everything back on.


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Here is the rollout schedule ....
http://forums.comcast.net/thread.jspa?threadID=42769&tstart=0



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That won't happen until they deploy DOCSIS 2, which generally requires
replacing most of the head-end equipment in addition to the modems of
the users to be upgraded.  That costs a lot of money, so I wouldn't hold
my breath if I were you.  :-)

-Larry Jones

Please tell me I'm adopted. -- Calvin


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  Upstream uses a smaller available bandwidth, (5-54MHz). It has to
share this with cable box communications and others things, too.
Downstream has a much larger bandwidth to work with (65-850MHz)
http://www.cable-modems.org/tutorial/07.htm

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