FiOS Capable Areas Will Get Comcast 16Mbps Option (1 Viewer)

cablewithaview

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Comcast is ready to compete with the latest broadband technology from Verizon

Scheduled to begin making appearances this year in the broadband internet industry is Comcast's latest ante-up from their current top tier 8Mbps download to 16Mbps-down and 1MBps-upload transfer speeds.

DSL Reports states the doubled speeds are an answer to Verizon's new FiOS service which is being rolled out in certain markets across the United States. Along with this news comes news of updates to DOCSIS 2.0 which will pave the way for the bandwidth increases. Early last month, Comcast's CEO, Brian Roberts, took a swing at Verizon saying "I think it does not show any economic promise", talking about the FiOS service according to CNNMoney.com.

The first market to see these upgrades was Reston, Virginia and areas such as Sarasota, FL, Ft. Wayne, IN, and Howard County, MD, are on their way to higher-speed broadband bliss while those consumers where Qwest roams will need to wait.

Current pricing for Verizon's FiOS service at 15Mbps down and 2Mbps up is about $44.95 for participating markets while Comcast is said to be offering their 16Mbps down, 1Mbps up services for $52.95 -- which is the discounted price if you subscriber to their cable TV service as well.

Most users won't see any noticeable difference between Verizon's 15Mbps service and Comcast's 16Mbps offering, however, many will reap the benefits of Verizon's 2Mbps upload speeds compared to Comcast's 1Mbps upload. Ultimately, Verizon's FiOS may come out on top if the pricing structure remains the same between the two alternatives.

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=1426
 

jgantert

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cablewithaview said:
Current pricing for Verizon's FiOS service at 15Mbps down and 2Mbps up is about $44.95 for participating markets while Comcast is said to be offering their 16Mbps down, 1Mbps up services for $52.95 -- which is the discounted price if you subscriber to their cable TV service as well.

Its still $8 more for less speed.

BTW, Howard County already has the new speeds http://www.satelliteguys.us/showthread.php?t=60538

-John
 

nsafreak

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As slow as Qwest is to implement any new tech in my area it's going to be a while before I see these speeds available in my area via any carrier :(
 

jgantert

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goober22 said:
So does this mean that if you are NOT in a Verizon area, then you don't get squat?! How is that fair to those customers? Their $55 get 16Mbps while mine only buys 8Mbps.
I do believe your interpretation is correct, sir. :) Remember, its COMTASTIC!

-John
 

riffjim4069

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goober22 said:
So does this mean that if you are NOT in a Verizon area, then you don't get squat?! How is that fair to those customers? Their $55 get 16Mbps while mine only buys 8Mbps.
...and if you're in an Adelphia area you only get 3! I love how the cable pundits tell you Verizon is "Cherry Picking" their customers only to selectively drop their video and broadband pricing, and increase services, in the areas being served by Verizon. What a sham! It's no wonder the cable lobbyist have been spending millions trying to keep out the competition. To be honest, I would rather see cable roll-out more HD than I would see them trying to keep pace with FiOS Internet. They are going to lose the speed battle.
 

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