Comcast raises minimum internet speed to 50Mbs

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  1. tommage1

    tommage1 Well-Known Member

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    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

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

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    I tested and see 60/6 now, was 30/3 for me.

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  4. Hercules67

    Hercules67 TiVo addict

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    Is this only in Chicago or is it happening in other areas?
     
  5. sehale

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

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

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    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

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    same here, last september.
     
  8. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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    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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