Feeling a bit flush in the cash dept ? If so take a look at Comcasts latest offering http://www.slyck.com/story1785_Comcast_Deploys_50_MBS_High_Speed_Service
In most markets, Comcast will double the bandwidth capacity of their 6 and 8 MBS packages to 12 and 16 MBS at no extra cost.
Now, the big news of course is the introduction of two new residential tiers - "Extreme 50" and "Ultra". Extreme 50 will offer 50 Mbps (or 6.25 megabytes/sec) downstream, and 10 Mbps upstream for $139.95/month. If that's a bit pricey for you, "Ultra" offers 22Mbps downstream for $62.95/month.
"With Extreme 50, Comcast customers, for example, will be able to download a high-def movie (6 GB) in about 16 minutes, a standard-def movie (2 GB) in about 5 minutes and a standard-def TV show (300 MB) in a matter of seconds. Customers with Extreme 50 also will be able to download digital photos, songs and games faster than ever."
According to Comcast, 50 MBS is just an introduction, as 160 MBS should be on the way soon.
I,m sure for some this is great news, but coming on the back of Comcast being sanctioned over throttling and censoring specific types of service we have to ask one simple question that does not seem to appear in this news report , just what are the cap levels
for this service, its hardly worth making it possible to download a video in such a short time and find your service cut off for the rest of the month, when this question is answered then maybe its time to get excited.