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
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."
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
for additional information once the speeds are fully launched nationwide by the end of summer.