Updated: Next week, several Bay Area cities, including San Francisco, will get 50 Mbps broadband service from Comcast as the cable company continues its DOCSIS 3.0 expansion. Om may not be a fan of Comcast’s 250 GB per month cap or history of P2P throttling, but the speeds may tempt him, especially on the upload side. Comcast will offer several packages, including 50 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 10 Mbps of upstream speed for $139.95 a month, as well as 22 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 5 Mbps of upstream speed for $62.95 a month.
On April 28, the following towns will have access to the wideband service: Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Broadmoor, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, Stanford and Woodside. Comcast didn’t say when San Francisco proper would get service, but noted, “[F]aster speeds will be available in other portions of the Bay Area later in 2009.”