Comcast Increases Download Speeds to 105Mbps For Blast Internet Service Customers

It looks like rumors that hit the Web a couple of months ago have proven true: Comcast has just upgraded its Blast package from 50Mbps to 105Mbps - an increase of 6.25MB/s to 13.13MB/s in megabyte terms. As a free upgrade, this kind of jump is nothing short of "awesome", although some might balk at the lack of an upload increase - it remains at 10Mbps (1.25MB/s).

Earlier rumors said that a couple of Comcast's other packages would be seeing a boost as well, but so far, those haven't been reflected. Performance, the package that offers 25Mbps speeds, was said to jump to 50Mbps, and Extreme, from 105Mbps to 300Mbps. One change we did see is that Extreme has become Extreme 150 - exhibiting a bump of 105Mbps to 150Mbps. It's not quite 300Mbps, and admittedly, I'd find it a little difficult to justify shelling out an extra $30/mo for a mere boost of 105Mbps to 150Mbps. By all accounts, 105Mbps is pretty incredible...

... unless it's compared to Google Fiber, of course, where users can typically speedtest well beyond 800Mbps bi-directional - and it costs less than Comcast's 150Mbps package. Nonetheless, beggars can't be choosers, and when Google Fiber is not available everywhere, any speed boost is going to be appreciated - especially when it's a doubling-up.