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Comcast touts 4Gbps cable uploads in lab test, still limits users to 35Mbps

Enlarge / Picture of a Comcast router/modem gateway from the company’s website. (credit: Comcast) Comcast today offered the latest hint of a future in which its cable customers won’t be limited to 35Mbps upload speeds. Announcing a recent lab test, Comcast said its research team “deliver[ed] upstream and downstream throughputs of greater than 4Gbps” and […]

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AT&T lobbies against nationwide fiber, says 10Mbps uploads are good enough

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | vexworldwide) AT&T is lobbying against proposals to subsidize fiber-to-the-home deployment across the US, arguing that rural people don’t need fiber and should be satisfied with Internet service that provides only 10Mbps upload speeds. AT&T Executive VP Joan Marsh detailed the company’s stance Friday in a blog post titled “Defining Broadband […]

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Comcast scrambled to fix mistake that cut some users’ upload speeds by 20%

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Peter Dazeley) Some Comcast customers received an unwelcome surprise yesterday morning when their upload speeds were suddenly lowered from 20Mbps to 16Mbps. Comcast was raising download speeds on its “Extreme Pro” tier from 600Mbps to 800Mbps—good news, to be sure—but the plan’s relatively paltry 20Mbps upload speeds received a simultaneous […]