Comcast’s High-Speed Goes Higher-Speed


Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that it is upgrading the speeds for its two residential high-speed-data services.

The MSO said its current 3-megabit-per-second downstream/256-kilobit-per-second upstream tier will be upgraded to 4 mbps/384 kbps and its 4-mbps downstream/384-kbps upstream tier will rise to 6 mbps/768 kbps.

The operator’s high-speed-data subscribers will receive the increased speeds automatically at no additional charge. Comcast said the market-by-market upgrade will be completed by the end of the first quarter.

“We will continue to differentiate our service in 2005 by introducing innovative built-for-broadband applications that leverage the power of our ‘100% Pure Broadband’ network and provide value in our six key customer areas of interest: communication, music, movies, gaming, sports and kids," Comcast Online senior vice president of marketing and business development Greg Butz said in a prepared statement.