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Comcast Cranks Up Bandwidth Speed: Caps Limit the 'Wow' Factor in 2021

Comcast high-speed Internet customers in parts of Oregon and Southwest Washington will have a much faster option starting December. The cable provider is launching its Extreme 50 service, which offers download speeds of up to 50 megabits per second.

Called "Broadband" by Comcast, officially known as DOCSIS 3.0, the high-speed service seems to work like a bandwidth hog. Until you find out that Comcast's monthly download limit of 250 GB remains. Stick to the limit, however, and the benefits are obvious. Extreme 50 customers should be able to download an HD (6GB) movie in about 16 minutes, Comcast says.

Aside from Verizon's FiOS, home users will find it difficult to find Net services with comparable speeds. Wideband won't come cheap, however. Extreme 50, which offers up to 50 Mbps downstream and 10 Mbps upstream, costs a whopping $ 139.95 per month. Ultra, a relatively slow offering at 22Mbps downstream, 5Mbps upstream, is $ 62.95 per month.

In a prepared statement, Curt Henninger, Senior Vice President of Comcast Oregon and SW Washington Wideband called "a preview of what's to come," Comcast will be able to deliver even faster speeds of over 160 Mbps in the future. "Future rollouts have been made however, no schedule is set.