Comcast Cuts Price on 50 Mbps Service

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logoUpdated: Comcast (s cmcsa) 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 (s vz) 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.

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Umesh Patel

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

David Robins

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!

Jordan Golson

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.

Jon Smirl

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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