Holy Crap! Comcast just doubled their download speeds for all their customers. Amazing. They are obviously having teething problems since I still get a a lot of DNS "address not found" errors but I remain hopeful that this will settle down.
This does explain why things have been so inconsistent of late with Comcast. Comcast is truly a mysterious company. It would be great if they would choose to be more communicative with their customers.
Anyway, I'm doing a download of the latest Knoppix Linux CD to see what kind of speeds I can achieve. It looks pretty good right now. Around 200k with BitTorrent. I think it could be better?