Comcast Upgrades to 8 Mbps


Comcast Corp. will begin providing its high-speed Internet subscribers with an 8-megabit-per-second downstream, 768-kilobit-per-second upstream service later this month in Pennsylvania, New England, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan and Washington, D.C.

The company is also upgrading its lower-tier service to 6 mbps downstream and 768 kbps upstream. The speed increases are automatic for current subscribers.

Nonvideo customers will pay $10 more per month for the 6-mbps service and $20 more for the 8-mbps service.