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April 12, 2007 at 2:06 PM

Comcast boosts upload speeds

Comcast said today that it’s increasing the upload speeds in Washington this month. Now, customers can expect uploading speeds of up to 2 megabits per second — a helpful increase if you’re working with large files, such as high-resolution photos and video.

The increase is the second part of the “PowerBoost” technology upgrade that Comcast is deploying nationwide. Last year, it increased download speeds to as much as 12 to 16 megabits per second, depending on a customer’s service plan.

According to Comcast, PowerBoost works by giving an extra burst of capacity in its fiber network to customers who need it. The company said it will increase upload speeds nationwide by the end of the year.

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