An anonymous reader notes that Comcast is offering a new 50-Mbps / 6-Mbps package
for residential customers for $150, starting in Minneapolis-St. Paul and extending nationwide by mid-2010. The new service will use the DOCSIS 3.0 standard, which is nearing ratification. We've recently discussed Comcast's BitTorrent throttling
and promise to quit it
, and their low-quality 'HD' programming
. How attractive will $150 for 50 Mbps be compared to Verizon's FiOS offerings?