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Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: GGD
Date: August 23, 2014 03:09PM
There was a flyer in my latest bill saying that they've doubled my speed to 50 Mbps and I just needed to reboot my cable modem to see it.

Ran a speed test, I was getting about 28 Mbps before. Rebooted the modem, and now I'm seeing 57 Mbps. If they keep this up, at some point in the future my 100 Mbps router may become a bottleneck.

Another thing I noticed several months ago is that they quietly got rid of their "Speed Boost" "feature", that initial fast speed never drops to a slower speed after a short period, it stays the higher speed continuously.
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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: vision63
Date: August 23, 2014 04:11PM
I just checked mine and got this. Seems pretty good to me.

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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 23, 2014 04:29PM
TWC is speed bumping us in LA soon, along w/ NYC., and other cities to follow. The tech said 35 more days, two days ago, w/ some 'hoods already jammin' full throttle. Paying for 30/5, getting 40+/10, should go to 100/20 in less than 4 weeks and 5 days. Google fiber and local municipalities that are growing their own fiber networks are gonna kick the snot out of internet connectivity. For folks that live in areas w/ minimal competition, this is great news. We've come a long way from the days of ISDN being "high speed".

My MRF crystal ball says the next hot deal topic is gonna be about gigabit cable modems...
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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: STL
Date: August 23, 2014 04:33PM
FWIW
Charter's Speed Test just yielded 105Mbps down & 4Mbps up.
Was upgraded about 3 months ago



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/23/2014 04:33PM by STL.
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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: Octave Doctor
Date: August 23, 2014 04:46PM
One of the Xfinity units on my wifi list is averaging 105-140 mb/sec.
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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: August 23, 2014 05:20PM
I tested again earlier today still 3.4 down/.89 up.
I am thrifty. $19.99 per month
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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: Black
Date: August 23, 2014 05:25PM
Here's mine:

Paying $75/mo for internet only.
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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: August 23, 2014 05:35PM
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Black
Here's mine:

Paying $75/mo for internet only.

that's unreal. I have almost ten times your speed with comcast here in Atlanta for $49.95.



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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: clay
Date: August 23, 2014 06:18PM


I should reboot my modem to see if it changes. $29.99/month for me :-) (for 24 months)
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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: August 23, 2014 09:02PM
Woah!



Of course, we are due to get both AT&T Fiber & Google Fiber in the next year. [www.engadget.com]

Competition is good!
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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: clay
Date: August 23, 2014 10:07PM
just rebooted modem here, and no significant change. Our area does not have a lot of competition, so there's probably no real incentive for Comcast to give us a boost.
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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: Black
Date: August 24, 2014 03:27PM
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graylocks
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Black
Here's mine:

Paying $75/mo for internet only.

that's unreal. I have almost ten times your speed with comcast here in Atlanta for $49.95.

Must have been a fluke... it's much better today:
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Re: Anyone else get a speed increase from Comcast?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: August 25, 2014 02:32PM
Where's onthedownlow to rub everyone's nose in it.



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