Monday, January 10, 2005

MCI Adds Cable to Access Portfolio

MCI is expanding its Internet Broadband portfolio to include cable access. Leveraging its relationship with New Edge Networks, MCI is making available asymmetric cable service from Charter, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable. MCI's cable access offers speeds of 768 kbps for the downlink and speeds of 256 kbps and higher for uplinks. MCI backs the service with 24/7 technical service and support as well as consolidated billing. The cable access supplements the DSL, satellite and Wi-Fi access that MCI already supports.

  • In June 2004, MCI and New Edge Networks extended their strategic relationship to deliver additional DSL coverage. Through New Edge's expanded broadband reach called "Bigfoot," MCI now offers and supports DSL services in 300 metro areas in the U.S.