Cablevision Has Fastest Internet Speeds for Cable

05/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Starting May 11, the Bethpage, N.Y.-based cable operator will offer speeds of up to 101 megabits per second downstream throughout its service area, and 15 Mbps upstream. Cablevision offers wireless Internet at several Wi-Fi hotspots in New York's Long Island, Connecticut and Westchester service areas, and in parts of New Jersey. 2

Cablevision Systems Corp plans to roll out super-fast Internet access connections that can allow a customer to download a full-length high-definition movie in less 10 minutes. Cablevision customers will pay nearly $100 a month to use the new high-speed Internet service, which will deliver download speeds of up to 101 megabits per second and upload speeds of up to 15 megabits per second. 1

Cablevision is deploying a new technology called Docsis 3 which can utilize more of the capacity of a cable television system for data, offering both higher capacity and lower costs. In Japan, J: Com uses the same technology to offer 160 Mbps service for 6,000 yen ($60) per month. In the United States, cable and phone companies have chosen to offer very high speed service at higher prices in attempt to earn greater profits from business and professional users. 3

  1. Cablevision Rolls Out Super-fast Internet Access (Reuters)
  2. Cablevision Has Fastest Internet Speeds for Cable (Yahoo Internet)
  3. Cablevision Goes for U.S. Broadband Speed Record (Bits (NYT))


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