Comcast Bandwidth increase

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  1. Gerald LaFrance

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    Comcast is increasing the speed for internet users at no additional cost. The base package (silver) will be be upgraded from 3000/264 to 4300/384, and people paying the extra $10 add on tier (gold) will be upgraded from 4000/384 to 6600/768.

    To actually receive the update (config file), you will have to recycle your modem (turn off for 30 seconds - 1 minute), though there won't be any way to determine before hand if you've received it. To test your modem speed, here is a very reliable site (download the largest file). http://www.dslreports.com/stest?more=1

    I've included a link to more information and to see if people in your area receive it. Also below is an unofficial list of cities that get the upgrade on 01/26/2005:

    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/rem...94503~mode=flat

    Baltimore
    Albuquerque
    Chesapeake Bay
    Chesterfield
    Dallas
    Delmar
    Pittsburgh (including Elyria and Tri-State)
    Richmond
    Boston
    Connecticut
    North New Jersey
    South New Jersey
    PA Metro and West
    Detroit
    Indianappolis
    Kansas City
    Fort Wayne
    Flint
    Augusta
    Charleston
    Chattanooga
    Dallas (GA)
    East Tennessee
    Hattiesburg
    Huntsville
    Jacksonville
    Lake County
    Little Rock
    Medridian
    Miami
    Mobile
    Nashville
    Paducah
    Panama City
    Savannah
    Tallahassee
    Tuscaloosa
    Sarasota
    Portland

    As well as the existing trial markets:
    Washington DC
    Knoxville
    Naples

    (I saw this on another site and I did get the increase already) so test your Up and Download Speed first then recycle the modem and test again to see if you have been upgraded!! [​IMG]
     
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    How close to the 4300/384 are you actually getting?
     
  3. Gerald LaFrance

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    Hi Pete I am getting:

    3887 kilobits download
    375 kilobits upload
     
  4. Michael Harris

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    Ok, I have to ask because its been bothering me. Why is upload speed so much slower than download. I see this for DSL as well as cable.
     
  5. DaveNel

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    Also Mcafee has a internet speedometer, That will help in telling if the speeds are different. Also tells what you are running as well..
     

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