Several weeks after launching a 250 gigabytes-per-month download cap for its residential customers, Comcast announced Oct. 22 that it has started rolling out a revamped "wideband" service, which offers speeds up to 50 Mbps, PC Magazine reports. In the next few weeks, the cable provider will roll out wideband to residential and business customers in Boston, southern New Hampshire, and areas of Philadelphia and New Jersey. It is also available in Minneapolis-St. Paul, where it was launched earlier this year. Comcast expects to reach more than 10 major markets in the next several months. "Wideband is a game-changer for the industry," Mitch Bowling, senior vice president and general manager of Comcast Online Services, said in a statement. "With wideband running over our next-generation fiber-optic network, we can greatly enhance our customers’ online experience immediately. And these speeds are only a preview of what’s to come–wideband will provide the capability of delivering dramatically faster speeds in excess of 160 Mbps in the future." The service won’t be cheap, however: With Extreme 50, customers will get up to 50 Mbps of downstream and 10 Mbps of upstream for $139.95 per month…

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