Comcast is the first of what is likely to be many ISPs to offer a new tier of internet broadband speed.
Well at least we're finally seeing some advancements in the internet industry in the USA. Can't wait until the price gets lower though.
[email protected] $150 is waaaaaaaay too much
Well some company has to step out of the box sooner-or-later, either that or we would be paying for slow(currently high-speed) internet forever. The prices will no doubt go down. The fact that they are only making this immediately available for the Wisconsin and Minnesota area shows that they are seeing if the anyone wants "super high speed" it or not.
They won't get me to pay that much. If Verizon Fios version comes out way cheaper then that and it's in my area I'm switching in a heartbeat. Also $50 and under please.
Living stateside (and in the Mpls./St.P metro area) I agree, but not re-throttling their tiers is a deal breaker for me. I love the advancement and if I was not going back to school might be tempted(not enough though). I would love to see them throttle their 8 meg to a 10/1 (8mbps/756 is a bit low imho for what I pay)connection at the same price, intro a 25/2 or 25/3 at around $90/month and keep their 50/5 around its price point until they make their investment back and reduce all tiers after. I applaud the effort but $150 a month is a bit too steep for most people.
Waaaay Too much and I love nigh bandwidths.
They'll think about lowering the price if it's widely ignored. How many people do you know willing to pay $150 a month($1800 a year) for internet?
now all thoes abots that saved money by not buying a ps3 can spend that saved cash on a month of digital downloads! since thats what being a xbot is all about!
What stinks is if we were in Japan this service would be only $30-$45.
OMG, I thought UK internet was expensive, but we would pay about £35 I think or cheaper.
Probably not. $30/month might catch on though...lol :)
but 150 is like just getting robbed by your ISP company...
u must be kidding anything over 60 bucks is to much it be 500GB per sec i wouldn't pay 150 dollars a month for that
I have frontiernet service and they only offer decent download/uploads if there is competition in the area. We pay $50+ for 1meg down and 128k up. Feel lucky they won't roll out higher speeds unless there's competition. They probably used government funding to roll out the DSL.
Haha screw that. Don't they get 100mbs connections in Japan for like $30? Comcast blows.
COMCAST 8mbPS AND THATS FAST JUS IMAGINE 50mBPS
That's a lot of wine gums! Won't we need hardwear that can utilise such high speeds? Or can any pc/laptop handle the speeds? I never understand this stuff ...
oh yeah, Microsoft was right, Digital Downloads are gonna take over with prices like that.... /sarcasm
Well, back when I was in high school in mid late 90s I knew people who were willing to pay $100s for ISDN
Internet was a luxury back then.
The price is hight but it's a good sign... it shows the available network can handle it.... 1-3 years from now this would be the norm for homes... just like 15MB (which is what I am getting now for $29.95) was impossible 2 years ago. I remember my company paying $1,500 for a T1 (1.5MB) like 4-5 years go.... and we are talking about 50MB for 150MB! how can you guys not remember that? wait.. maybe you didn't know. @PR0F3TA - too bad you are not old enough to remember how fast and how much the broadband cost only 2-3 years ago.
But the best thing about T1 was it was sycned, 1.5 up AND 1.5 down, while Comcasts services are all A-sync (my 8meg DL is great but averaging uploads of 300-700k is a PIMA whenever I'm uploading projects for school, work, and updates to the web-pages I manage for my friends, motor-club, and job.) Plus (at my work at least, I heard it scaled to the number of connections but we never noticed at all) for some reason if you had 5-6 compies on the same connection over T1 you didn't notice much difference, if my wife logs on while I'm on at home I watch it cut in half, like right now, it is really disturbing.
When I was stationed in Okinawa Japan in 2001-2004 in '02 I had a T1 connection going directly into my bedroom for 6,500 yen a month (about $50 then). I was the first to have the fiber optics running into that building. Anywho...the US is WAY behind and the island of Guam where I live now is in the stone age. The fastest connection here is 3.2megs for $65 a month on special ($99 normal).
...but CANNOT WAIT for a few more companies to get in on this by mid-2009 and drive the price down. Did anyone here imagine download speeds of 100 or 150Mbps within the next three years? Amazing....
Why would anybody want this? Comcast would just throttle your speed down to 0 mbps.
I can't believe people are willing to pay over a hundred dollars a month just for a faster internet connection. Honestly, I have DSL, and its great for ISP Maybe if the internet was like $40 a month i wouldn't be hating on it Unless Comcast can give us the fastest internet connection possible with absolutely no lag great customer support easy set up, forget it
No f*ching way in hell its worth that kind of money per month.
FAILURE. Besides, $150 per month? I pay $20 bucks per month, more or less, and for what I use it for, I'm fine. I rather use the extra dough to buy a few movies and save the rest.
Depends on the codec and amount of compression. With VC-1, what Blu-Ray and HD-DVD use, 1080p (1920x1080/24) is 45 mbit/s.
find high speed connection for 20.00 a month at??? hell Im in u.s and paying 83.00 a month for high speed, cable and phone. I need to move to your state. Im in seattle washington sh't I wish I was in your state paying 20 bucks a month
Good Ole Cable companies. They keep raping, and raping... On one side it's good to see such excellent service being offered. But on the other it's still typical cable company. Rape you till you bleed. $150 is out right robbery. Greedy Corporations are the downfall to our technology. We should have much more than we have yet these cable companies get away with charging more money for a very minimal improvement in speed. With Charter [here] it's 3MB standard, 5MB for +$5 and 10MB for +$20. It's sad to say but 10 MB should be the bare minimum speed right now and the standard for all cable ISPs. Sad because in reality it should actually be much faster than that as the norm... Yet cable companies will continue to rape us and people will continue to pay up for it. Although at $150 I don't see many customers taking advantage of this one...
Comcast can kiss my A$$ on that one. My internet speeds are just fine. $150 a month hell that's $1800 for the year!!!!