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Updated: Comcast will drop the price of its ultrafast 50 Mbps up down/10 Mbps down up broadband to $99.99 per month with the purchase of one other Comcast service. That’s almost 30 percent less than the original price of $139.95 per month. The new pricing takes […]

logoUpdated: Comcast will drop the price of its ultrafast 50 Mbps up down/10 Mbps down up broadband to $99.99 per month with the purchase of one other Comcast service. That’s almost 30 percent less than the original price of $139.95 per month. The new pricing takes effect on June 15. For those who prefer to go naked, and only buy high-speed data access, the cost will drop to $116.95 per month. The price cuts are likely a response to increasing competition from Verizon’s FiOS service (which costs $139.95 per month for a similar tier with faster upload speeds), as well as a way to entice more users to the top tier. Update: Comcast competes with Verizon FiOS in 12 percent of its footprint. Comcast’s 22 Mbps downstream/5 Mbps upstream tier remains at $62.95 per month. Comcast also announced plans to deliver superfast broadband powered by its DOCIS 3.0 rollout to Washington, D.C., in the next few weeks.

  1. Can you catch the small mistake early in the article?

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    1. 50 Mbps Up??!!!

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    2. Stacey Higginbotham Tuesday, June 9, 2009

      Sigh … thanks for the catch. Fixed.

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  2. Could it be that no one wanted to pay $139/mth for a service that can hit it’s bandwidth cap in 11 hours?

    I have FIOS, the real problem is that 99% of servers won’t talk to me at a full 20Mb/s, so what’s the point in getting 50Mb/s? Servers are implementing bandwidth throttling in order to keep their loads balanced.

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  3. Here in Slovenia (Central Europe), 50M/50M FTTH costs $70 per month. No bandwidth cap.

    ( http://www.t-2.net/?ctxID=000b68&funcID=1 )

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  4. Aye, ditch bandwidth caps and drop it to $75 and maybe it’ll be worth paying attention to.

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    1. For what it’s worth, I have this service and I have never gotten a notice that I’ve gone over the bandwidth cap — and I have definitely gone over it.

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  5. In Japan and Korea the cost for supper fast internet with no bandwidth cap is a lot cheaper than here. Given the fact that everything else (food, gas housing, you name it) is very expensive compared to USA, it shows our ISP’s are hording money, reducing productivity and hurting the consumer.This is bad for American economy.
    For businesses which provide cloud storage and online collaboration tools like my company http://www.binfire.com faster internet speed is critical. Only when most users have access to supper fast internet, cloud computing will take off for real!

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  6. [...] symmetrical 20 Mbps FiOS connection and the 50/10 Mbps speeds offered by Jordan Golson’s Comcast service. In despair, I checked out my own speeds and noticed that instead of the 7 Mbps down that I pay [...]

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  7. [...] require both fast downstream and upstream speeds. Only then will average consumers see the need to upgrade to $100, 50 Mbps broadband packages. But at that point, they’re also going to notice if their provider is sucking up their [...]

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  8. [...] require both fast downstream and upstream speeds. Only then will average consumers see the need to upgrade to $100, 50 Mbps broadband packages. But at that point, they’re also going to notice if their provider is sucking up their [...]

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  9. [...] require both fast downstream and upstream speeds. Only then will average consumers see the need to upgrade to $100, 50 Mbps broadband packages. But at that point, they’re also going to notice if their provider is sucking up their [...]

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  10. I recently upgraded from 16 MB to 50 MB with Comcast.

    There are certain points everyone should consider before buying this :

    1. I never received speed more than 40 MB download and 16 MB upload. I have
    been watching my speed from http://www.speedtest.net/
    2. Is it worth of $100/month for normal internet surfing?
    3. I was the first in my entire are to get DOCSIS 3.0 modem so when I went
    to Comcast store to pick up, they said none of the stores in California
    has this modem. So, they have to come and do the installation (with additional charge). I am a software engineer I can install that modem by
    myself but neither do they have it in any store here nor they ship it to
    you. I guess they are making few extra bucks on installation which
    doesn’t take more than 15 minutes.
    4. You can’t use any DOCSIS 3.0 modem available in the market with 50 MB(Motorola SB6120 DOCSIS 3.0 etc.) You have to lease them from Comcast which is $4/month

    5. Prices have dropped around 40 – 50 bucks in last 4 months so if you wait another couple of months you may get 50 MB aound $70/month

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