Monday, April 27, 2009

Cablevision Introduces 101 Mbps Internet Service

Cablevision Systems, which passes 5 million homes in the New York metropolitan area, introduced a 101 Mbps downstream Internet access service over its DOCSIS 3.0 infrastructure. The service, which delivers upstream speeds of up to 15 Mbps, will be offered across the company's entire service area starting May 11. The new level of Internet service will be available for $99.95 per month and includes up to 15 email addresses with 1GB of storage each.

Cablevision now claims to offer the fastest residential Internet service in the U.S. The basic level of Optimum Online delivers speeds of up to 15 Mbps downstream and 2 Mbps upstream.

Cablevision also announced that it was doubling the downstream speed of its Optimum WiFi wireless Internet service, to up to 3.0 Mbps -- beating the downstream capacity of many cellular data services.

Cablevision noted that its Optimum Online has achieved a broadband market share in Cablevision's service area of more than 75 percent, and is the most highly-penetrated high-speed Internet service in the country, used by more than 52 percent of the homes passed by Cablevision's fiber optic network.