I’m not into fast cars, or planes. Nope, they do nothing for me. I’ll tell you want really makes me happy: fast Internet downloads. If that makes me a geek (which I’m pretty sure it does) so be it, the Internet is a big part of my life and I’m not ashamed to admit it.

My obsession with speedy downloads (and uploads for that matter) has translated into a keen interest in DOCSIS 3.0, which we have mentioned on Comcast Voices before. DOCSIS 3.0, also called wideband by those in the know, is the technology that allows us to offer very fast speeds indeed.

At the moment we’ve rolled out DOCSIS 3.0 to nearly 25 million homes and businesses to date, which means lots of people have the opportunity to sign up for either Ultra 22 (up to 22 Mbps of downstream/up to 5 Mbps of upstream) or Extreme 50 (up to 50 Mbps of downstream speed/up to 10 Mbps of upstream speed).

Today we’re announcing some exciting news (especially for me, as I am a resident of downtown Philadelphia): we’ve completed the DOCSIS 3.0 launch for the entire City of Philadelphia and surrounding area, which includes Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties as well as southern New Jersey and northern Delaware.

If you aren’t a speed freak like me (I plan on upgrading to Extreme 50 as soon as humanly possible) don’t worry, thanks to the DOCSIS 3.0 roll out we’ve also doubled the speeds for the majority of our existing high-speed Internet customers at no cost.