Comcast Gets Their Bits Together

Verizon has been making cable operators very nervous by offering their high-speed fiber-optic service, which will deliver phone and entertainment as well as internet access. Comcast is punching back by announcing they've got their  hands on a cable modem that can download data at a blistering 150 megabits per second.

The technology, called DOCSIS 3.0, was developed by the cable industry's research arm, Cable Television Laboratories. It bonds together four cable lines but is capable of allowing much more capacity. The laboratory said last month it expected manufacturers to begin submitting modems for certification under the standard by the end of the year.

In the presentation, ARRIS Group Inc. chief executive Robert Stanzione downloaded a 30-second, 300-megabyte television commercial in a few seconds and watched it long before a standard modem worked through an estimated download time of 16 minutes.

Stanzione also downloaded the 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica 2007 and Merriam-Webster's visual dictionary in under four minutes, when it would have taken a standard modem three hours and 12 minutes.

If you're like me, you've already memorized the Encyclopedia Britannica, so you don't need to download that. But you could watch Wheel Of Fortune while downloading pictures of cats with  I Can Has Cheezburger slogans at  blazing speeds.  Read how cable catches up- for now.
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This is why I love comcast (Comcast user) you get fast respond easy to download and if you don't want bundle they you don't pay for...
I have my internet without the cable (I got my 42" Sony LCD) I don't watch that much of TV. W/Verizon you got to get the stupid line which would allow Telemarketers to call you and leave annoying msg.

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Verizon and Comcast can have at eachother all they want, i just want someone to bring highspeed to my home. It really ticks me off when everyone is raving about fios and all that means is verizion isnt going to expand DSL, as there is more money in getting people to buy fios. IMO if they want more money all they gotta do is start expanding their highspeed service way outside of the big cities. In the US, most people still have dailup access due to cable and dsl providers sitting on their arses and only doing stuff in the cities. I dont care if i have to pay 20 bucks more a month for the first year cause they had to come an extra 30 miles to get to my house from a city, but not doing anything just ticks me off to no end.

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They should also Offer a Free Half a Terabyte or Full Terabyte HDD to store all the pr0n,,, I mean usefull stuff u'll be downloading with a 150MB connection...

You would run out of HDD space really fast :p

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