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Comcast doubled my cable internet speeds!!!

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Bobby

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From an e-mail from Comcast.net:
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WE'VE JUST DOUBLED YOUR INTERNET SPEED AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!*

SO HOW DO YOU GET IT?

It's easy. Just unplug your modem.

Wait 60 seconds.

Plug it back in and you'll automatically have the increased speed!

NOW ENJOY ALL THE GREAT FEATURES ON COMCAST.NET

Download pictures faster.
Download video faster.
Surf the Web faster.
Whatever you want to do on the Internet, you'll do it faster with 100% Pure Broadband.

THE FUTURE IS COMCAST HIGH-SPEED INTERNET.

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CONSTANTLY CONNECTED. 100% PURE BROADBAND.
SO FAST, YOUR MOUSE MAY NEVER FEEL QUITE LIKE A MOUSE AGAIN!



Comcast High-Speed Internet downstream speed is limited to 3Mbps, upstream speed is limited to 256Kbps. Actual speeds vary and are not guaranteed. Many factors affect download speed. Comcast reserves the right to change the speed. Comcast High-Speed Internet Pro download speeds will increase to 4Mbps/384Kbps. Comcast Home Networking customer's downstream speeds will increase to 4Mbps; upstream speeds will increase to 384Kbps, formerly 2.5Mbps/256Kbps.
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I was having problems this weekend with dropped packets. All weekend. Now I know why :D

-Bobby
 

Deathknight

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Yeah I am looking forward to my upgrade as well, although honestly I would prefer it if they doubled our upload pipe instead.
 
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Bobby

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2887/247 (had to use tinyurl.com to get this to link properly)

They upgraded upload speeds from 128k to 256k a while ago.

-Bobby
 

JohnnyTheRed

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Aug 9, 2002
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Brockton MA
Wow! I just tested before and after, to see how much of a difference I got.

Tested at dslreports.com:
Before: 1768 down - 287 up AND 1730 down - 288 up
After: 3179 down - 241 up AND 3172 down - 243 up
 

Blueacid

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Sep 20, 2001
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Your upload has lowered - maybe the service is getting shot from all the extra traffic :D
 

SniperXX

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Does anyone know if Adelphia is doing this?? I wanted comcast but Im stuck here with Adelphia with a measly 110K up (I have never gotten 128up). My friend just got adelphia and hes like 15miles away and he got 256k up for the same plan I got!!!??!
 
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Bobby

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I think all the cable companies are upgrading their services but it takes time. I was at 128k up for a year before they upgraded to 256k (251k was the best I saw, there's some overhead traffic). After 2 years, they doubled dload speeds. The only time I saw greater than 3mbps was at my friend's house in CA where he had Adelphia and his speeds were about 4mbps up/384k down.

-Bobby
 

SniperXX

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LMAO! I just ran a speed test, I had my modem restart over night and I got 244k up (tested @ pcpitstop) and with the 1MB DL test I got 2.7Mbps, I had 3.5Mbps oh well. Upload is more important with my online gaming and when I need to upload pics to my review site. :D

Bobby- I envy your friend getting 4Mbps/384k up. My max EVER in 2yrs with adel. was 3.7Mbps/100k (upload went down with that DL speed boost, me=annoyed since I wanted better up)

If they had emailed me I wouldnt have known since I ditched my adelphia email accounts since a week after I got them 2yrs ago I was getting 10+ spam aday and it was getting more and more, even more than my Hoitmail! :eek:
 

HaTE

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i hope comcast ups my up stream bandwidth soon, because $65 a month is a joke for 2Mbps/256Kbps, when i first got cable i was only paying $20 a month and was getting 7Mbps/128Kbps
 
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Bobby

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Fightingpiper said:
I have comcast and its still 1800/256 here in st. paul mn.....must be because we are on the old AT&T system...blaaaaaahhhhh:(

Comcast is doing a lot of work with the old AT&T network so I think the upgrades should be fairly soon. I've already heard a lot of ex-AT&T-now-Comcast customers saying that their service improved after the cut over to Comcast's network.

-Bobby
 

xbiker321

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Jul 14, 2002
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Kingman, KS
Just did a test, I really wish comcast would make our upload speeds faster. Optimum Online is around 1000kbps upload, 4000kbps download, and they charge the same price.
To bad i didnt move one town south of me then I would have Optimum Online


2003-12-25 16:34:26 EST: 2955 / 242

Your download speed : 2955717 bps, or 2955 kbps.

Your upload speed : 242424 bps, or 242 kbps.
 

rogerdugans

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Thanks Comcast for increasing my speeds a bit....but I would prefer to have fewer connection problems and better tech support on those occasions when I do have problems.

I fondly remember the old MediaOne days..........Oh well- can't stop "progress".
 

simpleman

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Oct 1, 2003
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mo
:(
1277/120 damn earthlink DSL but i already ordered cable
but we have charter here in MO and all they offer is 2mb
 
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Bobby

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simpleman said:
:(
1277/120 damn earthlink DSL but i already ordered cable
but we have charter here in MO and all they offer is 2mb

That's pretty good for DSL.

-Bobby