The new service would go head-to-head with Verizon's high-speed FiOS service
If you have a need for speed, you may be disappointed with the broadband options offered by your internet provider. But according to a new report, your home may soon be getting a speed boost if you're willing to pay for it: Comcast will start offering amazingly fast 305 Mbps residential service later this year, a huge step up from their current 105 Mbps plan.
The new offering is meant to compete directly with Verizon's 300 Mbps FiOS service, and will be released in areas already being served by Verizon. We don't know if there will be bandwidth caps, and there aren't any pricing details available yet, though you can probably expect it to be priced competitively with Verizon's. Currently, FiOS will serve you broadband at a stunning 300 Mbps (65 Mbps upload) for $205 per month, though this may come down with competition from Comcast.
Just how fast is 305 Mbps? At that speed, you could download an entire movie in 720p in about a minute and a half.
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