Comcast Adds New Services For Heavy Downloaders
Up till now, Comcast was (in)famous only for its bandwidth cap. As expected, the company now tries to “fix” things up and comes with a brand new offer for downloading-happy customers.
October 24, 2008
- Extreme 50, offering up to 50 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 10 Mbps of upstream speed at $139.95/month and
- Ultra, offering up to 22 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 5 Mbps of upstream speed at $62.95/month.
The company stressed out that an Extreme 50 service will enable consumers to download “a high-def movie (6 GB) in about 16 minutes, a standard-def movie (2 GB) in about 5 minutes and a standard-def TV show (300 MB) in a matter of seconds.”
Comcast has also increased speeds for most of its existing customers. The Performance tier customers get doubled downstream and upstream speeds (up to 12 Mbps and 2 Mbps, respectively), while Performance Plus customers will be upgraded to Comcast’s Blast! (download speeds to up to 16 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps).
The new offers spree continues with business customers: they can sign up for the Deluxe 50 Mbps / 10 Mbps tier for $189.95/month, or just enjoy the complimentary speed increases. Speeds on the Starter tier will be doubled to up to 12 Mbps / 2 Mbps and a new Premium Tier also will be introduced, offering speeds up to 22 Mbps / 5 Mbps for only $99.95/month.