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Comcast today said it would launch 100Mbps broadband service for business customers for a whopping fee of $369.95 per month. The commercial tier will launch first in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., region, and will offer 100Mbps down and 15Mbps upstream. As cable firms roll […]

comcast_thumb3Comcast today said it would launch 100Mbps broadband service for business customers for a whopping fee of $369.95 per month. The commercial tier will launch first in the Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., region, and will offer 100Mbps down and 15Mbps upstream. As cable firms roll out faster broadband backed by DOCSIS 3.0, they now can offer high-speed data and voice options that appeal to business customers. Business customers won’t have the 250GB per month cap that residential consumers have. The offering is part of a larger push by cable companies into the small to medium business market dominated by telecommunications companies and dedicated  T1 and voice lines.

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  1. Here in Slovenia, 100M/10M costs 20 EUR per month. No transfer limits.

  2. Wow USA is falling behind Slovenia…sad.

  3. …and Canada is falling behind the US…even sadder.

  4. Here’s the thing: Comcast’s Minneapolis market ALONE is larger in size than the entire population of Slovenia. It’s about one-third the size of Sweden.

    Comcast has more internet customers than the entire population of both of the mentioned countries, COMBINED, probably spread over a larger land area than both countries COMBINED, by a large amount.

    By the end of next year 100% of these customers will have access to 22/5 speeds for a reasonable amount, 50/10 for a half-absurd amount and 100/15 for about the price of a 1.5 Mbit T1 of yore. Sounds pretty good if you ask me, considering Comcast has received $0 in government money (if you have fiber in Europe, it’s probably subsidized heavily by the government…I know this is true iin Sweden).

    Also, how fast is your 100 Mbit connection down and 10 Mbit up to a location 1000 miles away? Comcast has enough of a backbone that I can max out a Comcast 50 Mbps connection as long as the server on the other end of the pipe has the capacity.

    That said, I’d LOVE to have 50 Mbps symmetric fiber for $58 like they have in Lafayette, LA. Heck, 20/20 for $60 would be fine. But, all things considered, Comcast is setting the bar prety high with a 100 Mbps conection that will be available wherever their services are sold, though Cablevisio’s 101/15 tier for $100 is more to my liking and I’d rather have 25 Mbps symmetric than 100 down and 15 up.

  5. Why was I hearing that only the great FIOS could provide these types of speeds. It appears that Comcast network is plenty capable of competing in this speed range.

  6. Calling $369.95 per month “a whopping fee” is a bit much — it’s in line with telco pricing for a 1.5 mbps T1 line, with 10x the upstream speed (and 70x downstream). I’d say it’s a pretty good deal. Clearly, it would be pricey for a consumer service, but that’s not what’s on offer here (as you note, there’s no data cap).

  7. Stacey – How is it that $3.70/b is a “whopping fee” for a commercial IA service? I would imagine there is a long line of customers willing to pay that charge compared to their current rates from the telcos. Does GigaOM Enterprises pay a lower rate for its transit?

  8. Whopping? 15 x 15mbps metro ethernet is easily $1,000/month.

  9. $369.95 per month a whopping fee? That’s 3.70 Per megabit delivered to your location. That’s incredibly cheap. If a customer maxes that 100mbit out 24/7 they would be a losing money customer for Comcast. Can’t even get $3.70 from Cogent ( the Wak-mart of bandwidth) on such a small commit when taking your traffic yourself to them, let alone them building out to you for that price like Comcast is.

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