The new Comcast High Speed internet is here. I’ve been a Comcast customer (its either cable modem, dish network satellite dish or DSL where I live) for about 6 years now. I’ve increased my monthly cost over the past few years moving closer and closer to their top package.
Recently they unveiled some new components that were supposed to speed up my network – and other than the still frustrating VOIP burps, the solution has worked. My internet is very much faster than it was before.
The other day I download 16 gigs of images to build out a virtual machine solution to play with. What once would have take 1 or 2 days of real time – was down in about 4 hours. Even ITunes (which is HORRIBLY slow with its downloads) is much faster. I downloaded a gig of data from ITunes in about 7 minutes. Which for ITunes is practically a sprint.
There are practical limits to how much they can speed thing up. Mr. Einstein’s speed limit certainly causes some “upper limit” to exist. But all in all I am very happy with my rapidly improving Comcast service.
Now if only VOIP would work consistently.