Feeling the Google Heat: Comcast will bump speeds to 250Mbps/50Mbps in Provo

Competition is good, and Comcast is just now proving it. I spoke with one of their sales guys who confirmed that Comcast will be offering a package of 250Mbps/50Mbps for $70 starting in September, but only in Provo. (Sorry, everywhere else.) This is in direct response to Google Fiber coming to town and will include a new modem with a built-in 802.11ac router to take advantage of the speed bump. It’s unknown if this speed tier will land in any other cities in the future.

This is yet another story proving that having a fiber network in your town benefits everyone, not just subscribers.

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7 Responses to Feeling the Google Heat: Comcast will bump speeds to 250Mbps/50Mbps in Provo

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  2. SamIam says:

    Why would I pay the same amount of money for a slow speed? If they dropped price to $50 for that service maybe. Yes, I may have to pay GF $300 install fee, but I get triple the faster speed. May not use it, may not need it.. but hey.. same price give me the faster speed.

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  7. Greg says:

    Just goes to show how much UTOPIA needs to succeed. This is what happens when competition exists.

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