Comcast Rolls Out Extreme 50 Mbps

Comcast is getting ready to roll out extreme internet speeds of 50 Mbps The roll out will first take place in 10 major markets for about 10 million homes and businesses. Areas to be covered first are in parts of New England, which will include Boston and New Hampshire plus parts of Philadelphia and New Jersey.

According to the Comcast press release, it states:

As part of the wideband deployment, Comcast will launch two new premium speed tiers to its residential and business class customers. Both services are ideal for households or businesses simultaneously using several computers or Internet-connected devices. They also will appeal to those who simply want some of the fastest speeds available in the U.S. today:

New Residential Tiers
• Extreme 50, offering up to 50 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 10 Mbps of upstream speed at $139.95/month.*

• Ultra, offering up to 22 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 5 Mbps of upstream speed at $62.95/month.*

Comcast also says their future speeds will hit 160 Mbps. Not to shabby but pricing seems slightly high. But what else is new. Comcast has never been known as a friend to consumers.

So what do you think? Do you need this fantastic speeds in your home?

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