Comcast announced today that its newest Xfinity Internet speed tier, Extreme 105, is now available to more than 40 million homes in major markets across the nation including San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Chicago, Miami, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and the majority of Boston, among others.
The Extreme 105 Mbps service, which also offers up to 10 Mbps upload speeds, is available for new or existing customers at an introductory rate of $105 per month for 12 months as part of their Triple Play bundle.
Comcast is using DOCSIS 3.0 for its connection speeds of up to 105 Mbps. While loading LOLCATS will be faster than before, the real appreciable differences will be with big downloads.
An example given by Comcast was its new 105 Mbps service able download a 4 GB high-definition movie in 5 minutes, which would take 90 minutes on 6 Mbps cable.
Of course, with that same 250 GB bandwidth cap still there, it just means that you can hit that limit faster than you could before.