Comcast is now 5.5 megabits

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   I went to download something I just purchased, and
I calculate Comcast dowload speeds to be up to 5.5
megabits. The download was coming at speeds
as high as 559 thousand bytes per second, which
translates to about 5.5 megabits




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my service always had (since 1999) around 350 to 750 kilo bytes
which is  half a meg and lets you click and watch movies in real time

political and pron.

hope that helped


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you can shove your megabits you academic shyster.






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Charles Newman wrote:

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Not quite.  There are 8 bits/byte, plus some overhead.  Don't confuse cable
modems with the old dial up modems, where your serial port was configured
for start & stop bits.



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Comcast is starting to bump customers to 6 mb down 384 up. They even have a
faster 8 meg 768 down tier that people are starting to see.




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Check this link to the Comcast forums to see when your area has been
upgraded:
http://forums.comcast.net/thread.jspa?threadID=42769&tstart=0

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Bill


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Not entirely accurate. Ive had it for a while now. (In Illinois) along with
most people i know.




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It's accurate, as far I can tell. Once it's available to _everyone_ in
an area, that area will be marked "Available" in the forum thread.
Obviously, it will be available to some folks before then, but that
doesn't make it inaccurate.

This note from the forum explains further:
"Please note that some Comcast markets not listed above may be
performing tests for the new speeds prior to being placed on the
confirmed list above. These tests are being performed to ensure the
equipment is compatible with the upcoming speeds. So you may see some
posts in these and other forums from customers who have received the
new speeds but are not located in the official upgrade list above.
Please keep in mind that these customers may continue to see the
higher speeds while others may be dropped back to the current speeds
once testing has been completed. Once an area has confirmed that 100%
of their market has received the speed upgrade, we will add them to
the above list."


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Bill


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     The 8 megs must be the business-grade service
I have seen advertised at times. I know that Comcast
wants to get more businesses connected to their
service.
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On Mon, 22 Aug 2005 10:36:19 -0700, "Charles Newman"

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No, the 8 Meg service is the new Gold tier for residential users.

The current speeds are 4 Mbps for Standard tier and 6 Mbps for Gold
tier. After the upgrade, it's 6 Mbps for Standard tier and 8 Mbps for
Gold tier. All of this is Residential.

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Bill


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   Well, I do know that Comcast is planning
business-grade cable internet service, I saw it
advertised some time back.

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Charles Newman wrote:
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Posted on the comcast 100% pure broadband forum:

Since this question was asked in a previous thread, it may answer a few
questions some of you may have regarding the business service tiers so
below are the current and new speeds for the current workplace service
tiers.

                   Current Speeds     New Speeds
Teleworker        5Mbps/512kbps      8Mbps/768kbps
Standard:
Teleworker        6Mbps/768kbps      8Mbps/768kbps
Enhanced:
Workplace         5Mbps/512kbps      6Mbps/768kbps
Standard:
Workplace         7Mbps/768kbps      8Mbps/1Mbps
Enhanced:

Please note that there will be some restructuring of the business class
tiers so please check with the workplace website
(http://work.comcast.net ) for additional information once the speeds are
fully launched nationwide by the end of summer.

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Claude


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