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Comcast to Release Superspeed Internet

Posted on 1.07.2008
comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts will announce their plans to start rolling out DOCSIS 3.0, a new technology that promises Internet speeds never before seen. The system is said to deliver download speeds of up to 160 megabits per second (Mbps) - a major upgrade from most cable systems that offers speeds of about 10 Mbps.

What's driving the change? Video. Comcast hopes to offer more than 1,000 high-definition videos to subscribers this year, including more than 300 movies. They will also integrate on-demand services through recently-acquired Fandango and offer all of this without users needed to get a new cable box. Other plans include a caller ID service that pops up on TV and computer screens, an email-enabled VTech home phone service and other services linking video, phone and broadband.

"We're about innovation and having the best network," said Roberts. He will make his presentation on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics show in Philadelphia.
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