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Do you really need download speeds of more than 100 megabits per second in your house? (Come on, really?) At any rate, if the answer is truly yes, Comcast has a solution for you, if you’re willing to add a sizable premium to your already sizable monthly bill.

The company this morning announced the availability of its new “Extreme 105” service in major markets including Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Salt Lake City, Baltimore, Philadelphia and elsewhere.

The introductory rate for the super-fast service is $105 a month for the first 12 months, as part of a Triple Play bundle. It’s also available as a standalone service.

So what could you do with 105 Mbps? Here’s a Comcast chart showing the possibilities …

Download Example Time at 105 Mbps Time at 6 Mbps
High-definition movie (4 GB) 5 minutes 1 hour and 30 minutes
Standard-definition movie (1.5 GB) 2 minutes 30 minutes
Standard-definition TV show (300 MB) 20 seconds 7 minutes
Music album (10 songs or 40 MB) 3 seconds 50 seconds

The company says the service uses DOCSIS 3.0 technology, and comes with its own wireless gateway.

Update: The price for a standalone “Extreme 105” service, without a Triple Play bundle, is $199.95 a month — i.e., almost $200. As part of the Triple Play bundle, the price in the second year varies by market, from $105 to $149.95. In Washington state, it’s $129.95 per month.

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