Comcast raises minimum internet speed to 50Mbs

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tommage1, Mar 19, 2021.

  1. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2008


    Around Chicago. Not bad. Some people really like/need the super fast speeds but 50Mbps is fast enough for me, even the little 4K streaming I do. Cheap too, especially if added to a TV package, $20 discount for two service bundle, $10 paperless/auto payment discount plus there are additional bundle prices for certain TV and internet bundles. With discounts if added to a full price TV only package only about $10 for the internet (56 -20 -10 -16 for TV/internet bundle.) Usually not a Comcast fan but this is pretty good.
  2. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    I think they just bumped up all the tiers. My Blast speeds went from 300 to 400 Mbps.
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  3. jaredmwright

    jaredmwright Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    Bay Area
    I tested and see 60/6 now, was 30/3 for me.

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  4. Hercules67

    Hercules67 TiVo addict

    Dec 8, 2007
    Is this only in Chicago or is it happening in other areas?
  5. sehale

    sehale Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    Newark, DE


    I got the Blast bump from 300>400 in Newark, DE
  6. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

    May 2, 2015
    Hmm, I'm not on Comcast any more but my parents are and they have Performance Starter. Would be nice if their speed doubled from 25 to 50. But when I check Comcast's online ordering system here, it still shows that tier as being 25 Mbps down.

    I agree that 50 Mbps down (which, given Comcast's over-provisioning, should usually be about 60) is fast enough for most households (at least those with only 1 or 2 persons), so long as it's reliable. I've been streaming a lot of the TV I watch, including stuff in 4K HDR, for a few years now with download speeds in the 50-60 Mbps range and haven't had any problems.

    BTW, how are you arriving at only $10 for your internet (56 -20 -10 -16)? I get the $20 and $10 discounts for multi-product and paperless auto-pay, respectively, but what's the $16 discount?
  7. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    same here, last september.
  8. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

    Nov 9, 2009
    Atlanta, GA
    I would guess that OP is looking at the end price for bundling Extra or Preferred TV with Performance Starter HSI. In either case, the upcharge (after discounts) for the TV/HSI two-service bundle is just $10 over the stand-alone TV service.

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