Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Cablevision Reaches Two Million Broadband Customers

Cablevision Systems has surpassed the 2 million-customer milestone for its Optimum Online high-speed Internet service. The service now has a 44 percent take rate of the homes passed.

Earlier this year, Cablevision raised the speed of its core Optimum Online service, from up to 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream, to new speeds of up to 15 Mbps downstream and 2 Mbps upstream, at no additional charge. The company also deployed its first premium tier high-speed Internet product, Optimum Online Boost, which offers customers downstream speeds of up to 30 Mbps, 5 Mbps upstream.

Cablevision also offers a special order high-speed Internet service, Optimum Online Ultra, which delivers symmetrical 50 Mbps connections for about $200 per month.