Business Brief: Comcast speeds up Internet service

Business Brief: Comcast speeds up Internet service

Comcast announced it is making the leap from broadband to wideband, with the launch of next generation DOCSIS 3.0 throughout Martha’s Vineyard. With wideband, Comcast will offer among the fastest speeds available today, including the Extreme 50 tier at up to 50 Mbps, the company explained in a press release. The change will also enable Comcast to double speeds for the majority of existing high-speed Internet customers at no additional cost.

“Wideband is a game changer for the industry,” said Mary McLaughlin, vice president of Comcast in Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts. “With wideband running over our next generation fiber-optic network, we can greatly enhance our customers’ online experience immediately. And these speeds are only a preview of what’s to come – wideband will provide the capability of delivering dramatically faster speeds in excess of 160 Mbps in the future.”

As part of the wideband deployment, Comcast will launch two new premium speed tiers to its residential and business class customers: Extreme 50, offering up to 50 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 10 Mbps of upstream speed at $139.95 per month; and Ultra, offering up to 22 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 5 Mbps of upstream speed at $62.95 per month.

For more information, visit comcast.com/fastestfast or call 1-800-Comcast.