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High-Speed Internet for Non-Comcast Cable Customers
Stop crawling the web and start burning rubber with scorching speeds up to 4 times faster than 1.5 Mbps DSL, up to 7 times faster than 768 Kbps DSL, and up to 100 times faster than 56 Kbps dial-up! You’ll get free tools like McAfee® security software to keep all your info and computer safe. And with Comcast.net, you’ll get amazing free content and features like The Fan™ Video Player, your one-stop source for the best online video.
$33.00 6000 kbps 128 kbps Unlimited Buy Now
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High-Speed Internet for Current Comcast Cable Customers
Stop crawling the web and start burning rubber with scorching speeds up to 4 times faster than 1.5 Mbps DSL, up to 7 times faster than 768 Kbps DSL, and up to 100 times faster than 56 Kbps dial-up! And now with PowerBoost™, our fast connection gets even faster, with an extra burst of speed up to 12 Mbps when you’re downloading large files like videos and games. You’ll also get free tools like McAfee® security software to keep all your info and computer safe. And with Comcast.net, you’ll get amazing free content and features like The Fan™ Video Player, your one-stop source for the best online video.
$33.00 6000 kbps 128 kbps Unlimited Buy Now

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Comcast Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMCSA) based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest cable company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. Comcast now serves a total of 24.2 million cable customers, 13.3 million digital cable customers, 12.1 million high-speed internet customers, and 3.0 million voice customers. They develop broadband cable networks and are involved in electronic retailing and television programming content. The company employs over 90,000 people.

History
Comcast was founded in 1963 by Ralph J. Roberts, Daniel Aaron, Edward Rex and Julian A. Brodsky in Tupelo, Mississippi. The company was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1969, under the name Comcast Corporation from American Cable Systems. Moving into the area of programming content, Comcast became majority owner of Comcast-Spectacor, Comcast SportsNet (in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C./Baltimore, metro Sacramento, California, Detroit, and Houston ), E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, G4, The Golf Channel and Versus (formerly known as Outdoor Life Network) over a period of years. In 2006, Comcast started a new sports channel in cooperation with Major League Baseball's New York Mets in the greater New York City region.

Comcast also has a variety network known as CN8, or the Comcast Network, available exclusively to Comcast and Cablevision subscribers. The channel shows news, sports, and entertainment and places emphasis in Philadelphia, New England, and the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. areas, though the channel is also available in New York, Pittsburgh, and Richmond. In August of 2004 Comcast started a channel called CET (Comcast Entertainment Television). It is only available to Colorado Comcast subscribers. It focuses on Life in Colorado. It also carries some NHL & NBA Games when Altitude Sports & Entertainment is carrying the NBA or NHL. In January of 2006 CET became the primary channel for Colorado's Emergency Alert System in the Denver Metro Area.

The UK division was sold to NTL in 1998. After the sale of their cellular division to SBC Communications of San Antonio and the acquisition of Greater Philadelphia Cablevision in 1999, Comcast and MediaOne announced a $60 billion merger which did not occur until three years later.

In 2002, Comcast paid the University of Maryland $25 million for naming rights to the new basketball arena built on the College Park campus, named Comcast Center.

On January 3, 2005, Comcast announced that it would build the Comcast Center, not to be confused with the Maryland arena mentioned above. The 975 ft skyscraper will be the tallest building in Philadelphia when it is completed in late 2007.

In December 2005, Comcast announced the creation of Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a new division focused on online media.

High Speed Internet Service
Comcast, the largest cable provider in the United States, offers downstream speeds of 4, 6, or 8 Mbit/s and upstream speeds of 384 kbit/s (48 kB/s), or 768 kbit/s (96 kB/s) for the 8 Mbit/s downstream package, for standard home connections. In some areas, they are offering 16 Mbit/s downstream and 1 Mbit/s (125 kB/s) upstream as a more expensive, yet speedier alternative; or to keep customers from switching to Verizon's FiOS. These differing speed options are made possible by loading a particular configuration file into the modem. Comcast's PowerBoost technology delivers bursts of 12 to 16 Mbit/s downstream and 1 to 2 Mbit/s upstream with their 6 and 8 Mbit/s packages, respectively.

According to the Comcast High Speed Internet terms of service, customers are provided with dynamic IP addresses. Comcast has not admitted to implementing a traffic shaping policy that can interfere with Voice over IP or online gaming applications. Comcast has a policy of terminating broadband customers who allegedly use excessive bandwidth. Comcast has declined to disclose a numerical bandwidth limit, arguing that the limit is variable on a monthly basis and dependent on the capacity of specific cable nodes. Comcast claims this policy only affects users whose bandwidth consumption is among the top one percent of high-speed internet customers. Statements issued by Comcast in response to press inquiries suggest that excessive usage is generally defined as several hundred gigabytes per month. However, their terms of service state that a customer's use should not "represent (in the sole judgment of Comcast) an overly large burden on the network." In actual practice the amount that is considered excessive usage varies by location and can be as low as a few hundred GB if a customer is in a low usage location.

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