ComcastComcast plans to introduce two faster tiers of Internet service, as well as upgrade Internet speeds for all its customers, in Colorado, thanks to the launch of DOCSIS 3.0, the company announced Sept. 21.

The roll out of DOCSIS 3.0 comes with two new residential Internet service tiers:

  • At $99.95/month, Extreme 50 offers downstream speeds as high as 50 Mbps and upstream speed as high as 10 Mbps;
  • At $62.95/month, Ultra provides downstream speeds as high as 22 Mbps and upstream speeds as high as 5 Mbps.

The former translates into being able to download a high-definition movie–around 6 GB–in around 16 minutes, a standard definition format movie–around 2 GB–in about 5 minutes, and a standard definition TV show–around 300 MB–in seconds, according to Comcast.

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Exisitng Performance tier customers’ down- and upstream speeds will be doubled and offer up to 12 Mbps and 2 Mbps, respectively.  Peformance Plus customers’ downstream and upstream speeds will be boosted as high as 16 Mbps and 2 Mbps, respectively.

“Wideband utilizes our existing advanced fiber-optic network in neighborhoods and business parks across our footprint.  With this next generation service, our customers’ online experience is dramatically enhanced,” Scott Binder, senior vice president of Comcast’s Colorado Region, said in a news release.

Initially launched in the Denver metro area, Comcast’s new DOCSIS 3.0 “wideband” services will be available to residences and businesses along the state’s Front Range from Pueblo to Fort Collins and in most mountain communities along the I-70 corridor later this year, according to the company.

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