Comcast Set to Double Broadband Speeds

Major speed enhancements are rumored to be coming soon from Comcast, which has been spending serious cash to upgrade its network to the DOCSIS 3.0 standard. Customers in many markets, who now pay $42.95 a month for 6Mbps/1Mbps service, will be upgraded to 12/2–a doubling of both upstream and downstream speeds–with no corresponding price increase. This follows Comcast’s pattern of enhancing speeds without hiking prices. And the price point of the standard tier has remained unchanged in nominal terms for several years, so when you factor in inflation, it’s fair to say Comcast has actually been dropping prices.

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