Comcast Increases Upstream Speeds for Its High-Speed Internet Customers

Comcast has announced it is increasing upstream speeds nationally for its
Performance and Performance Plus residential high-speed Internet
customers at no additional cost. Comcast will nearly triple the upload
speed of its 6 Mbps / 384 Kbps Performance tier to 6 Mbps / 1 Mbps and
more than double the upload speed of its 8 Mbps / 768 Kbps Performance
Plus tier to 8 Mbps / 2 Mbps.

“As the Internet and its functionality
evolves, so will our services and offerings, ”
says Mitch Bowling, senior vice president and general manager of Comcast
High-Speed Internet, Comcast Cable. “We ’ve
made a number of complimentary speed increases over the last few years
and we focused this latest increase on upstream speeds so our customers
can take even better advantage of the ever-expanding amount of
interactive applications the Internet has to offer. ”

Along with increased upstream speeds, Comcast customers can enjoy faster
download speeds with Comcast ’s PowerBoost
technology, also at no additional cost. Comcast customers can get up to 12 Mbps downloads on the Performance
tier and up to 16 Mbps downloads on the Performance Plus tier for files
such as videos, games, music and digital photos.

Increasing upstream speeds is one of several speed enhancements Comcast
has implemented in 2008. Earlier this year, Comcast announced it would
be evolving from broadband to wideband with the deployment of DOCSIS 3.0
(Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) technology, which
sets a new standard for delivering high-speed Internet service across
fiber-optic cable networks. Comcast recently launched its first DOCSIS
3.0 market in the Twin Cities, offering residents and businesses one of
the fastest broadband services available in the U.S. Comcast expects to deliver
even faster speeds of up to 100 Mbps to its customers over the next two
years with the capability of delivering higher speeds of 160 Mbps or
more in the future.

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