Mile High Tease
TV spots touting Comcast's PowerBoost technology tease at the tail end that the operator will soon be introducing a 50 Mbit/s (downstream) service, an obvious reference to Comcast's Docsis 3.0-powered "Extreme" tier.
Comcast has not announced a Docsis 3.0 launch date for the Mile High City. "It may have been a national spot on a natonal channel as we don't have anything to announce at this time for Denver," a Comcast spokesman said via email.
That wideband may be coming to Denver this year is not a big surprise. After all, Comcast expects to have about 65 percent of its systems wired up for Docsis 3.0 by year's end, and Denver-based Qwest is reportedly getting ready to roll out some tiers based on VDSL2, including one that tops out at 40 Mbit/s down and 20 Mbit/s up for $109.99 per month, and another that offers 40 Mbit/s down and 5 Mbit/s up for $99.99. Qwest has confirmed only that it's been giving VDSL2 a trial run, but Denver offers a logical choice if the telco decides to target its initial commercial launches of the technology. (See Comcast Sets Wideband Goal and Qwest Taking a Run at Wideband?)
Comcast is offering its wideband tier for $99.95 when it's bundled with video or voice service in all its D3 markets. (See Comcast Trims Wideband Pricing.)
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News