ComCast launches 105Mbit Internet connection, ensues envy and jealously among UAE users

By on April 17, 2011
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There is a catch, however: 250GB download cap.

Gloating over your 32MB Etisalat Internet connection? Meh, about 40 million homes in the USA now has access to a 105Mbit line for less than what you are paying for your puny little connection. That’s right, 105 MB per second.

US telecom ComCast had released the mega connection last week to its entire DOCSIS 3 capable market, which rounds up to 40 million homes in the country. However, they weren’t the first ones to jump the 100mbit bandwagon, Verizon offers a similar service as well, only slightly higher with 150Mbit downstream and 32Mbit upstream.

The push for greater speed comes after NetIndex listed the average speed in USA to only 10.89Mbit. The Federal Communication Commission recently suggested that they want 100Mbit connections to at least 100 million American households by 2020.

“This speed tier … takes them up to a whole new level,” said Comcast spokeswoman Cathy Avgiris. “With it, … entire families using multiple devices … can all take advantage of high-bandwidth applications simultaneously ensuring they each have a great online experience.”

However, such high speed goodness does come with its own drawbacks. In this case, a meager 250GB per month download cap, which is absurdly low for a connection that could possibly download a 4GB file within seconds, if the server permits. The price for the first year will be $105, and then jump to $200 from the second year (which is still as much as a 32MB line in this part of the world).


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

  • University Teacher

    it is 105 Mbits Per Sec. Not 105 MB Per Sec. That is 8 times more speed you elavated there.

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