Comcast this week launched the Extreme 50 service, giving residents 50 Mbps download speed and 10 Mbps upload speed on their wideband network. The upgrades affect 10 residential communities and 83 cities in the Central California and Santa Barbara County areas. Business customers are expected to start getting the upgrades Nov. 5.
The Extreme 50 package provides up to 50 Mbps downstream speed and 10 Mbps of upstream speed for $99.95 a month. The Ultra package offers up to 22 Mbps of downstream speed and up to 5 Mbps of upstream speed for $62.95 a month.
Comcast says Extreme 50 customers will be able to download a high-definition (HD) movie (Approx. 6 GB) in about 16 minutes. A standard-definition movie (Approx. 2 GB) will download in about five minutes.
Comcast will also increase internet speeds for existing customers with the Performance tier service, who will now get doubled downstream and upstream speeds at 12 Mbps and 2 Mbps, respectively.
Comcast’s new services are currently being added to residential homes in these areas: Acampo, Altaville, Angels Camp, Armona, Arnold, Atwater, Avery, Ballard, Big Trees, Buellton, Camp Connell, Chowchilla, Clovis, Corcoran, Crows Landing, Del Rey, Dinuba, Dorrington, Dos Palos, Douglas Flat, Firebaugh, Fowler, French Camp, Fresno, Friant, Goshen, Grangeville, Grayson, Gustine, Hanford, Hardwick, Hathaway Pines, Jackson, Kerman, Kingsburg, Lathrop, Laton, Lemoore, Lemoore NAS, Linden, Lockeford, Lodi, Lompoc, Los Banos, Los Olivos, Madera, Manteca, Mendota, Merced, Modesto, Mokelumne Hill, Mountain House, Murphys, Newman, Oakdale, Orcutt, Parlier, Patterson, Pinedale, Planada, Plymouth, Rancho Calaveras, Reedley, Riverdale, San Andreas, San Joaquin, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Sanger, Selma, Solvang, Stockton, Stratford, Sutter Creek, Tracy, Tulare, Vallecito, Valley Springs, Victor, Visalia, Wallace, Winton, and Woodbridge. From Kings and Tulare counties to the Amador foothills