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Comcast Rolls Out 105 Mbps 'Extreme' Broadband Service

April 15, 2011 | Howard Lichtman

Comcast on Thursday started rolling out it Extreme 105 Xfinity Internet service, which promises downloads speeds up to 105 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps.

The service is available in major cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Indianapolis, Miami, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and most of Boston, among others, Comcast said. Other markets will be added on a rolling basis.

Comcast said that Extreme 105 will allow users to download a 4GB high-definition movie in five minutes, compared to an hour and 30 minutes on a 6 Mbps network. A standard-definition movie will download in two minutes, a standard-def TV show will finish in 20 seconds, and a 10-song album will download in about three seconds, Comcast said.

The service will be available for $105 per month as part of Comcast's Triple Play bundle. The company said the Extreme 105 service will also be available as a standalone offering, but did not elaborate on pricing.

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