Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) says it will increase the speed of its Internet service offerings. In areas where it has deployed DOCSIS 3.0, the increases include 100 Mbps downstream for its premium service.
Charter says that it has deployed DOCSIS 3.0 technology in approximately 95 percent of its Internet service area, so the speed increases will be available to most of its customers. Both download and upload speeds will benefit from the changes, the cable MSO says.
Service changes include:
- Charter Internet Express download speeds will rise from 12 Mbps to up to 15 Mbps. Upload speeds will increase from 1 Mbps to up to 3 Mbps.
- Charter Internet Plus download speeds will move from 18 Mbps to up to 30 Mbps. Upload speeds will go from 2 Mbps to up to 4 Mbps.
- Charter's premium service, which it will rename Charter Internet Ultra100, will increase from 60 Mbps download to up to 100 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload.
Express and Plus speeds also will increase in the remaining portions of Charter's service areas nationwide.
"The Internet is changing the way we watch TV, communicate with our friends and family, and engage in social and professional networks. When you're posting content online, we know it's important to have a fast, reliable connection, and we're committed to enabling the rapid sharing of content," said Rich DiGeronimo, Charter Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy. "With multiple connected devices in your home, you don't have to make tradeoffs with Charter Internet. You can use multiple gadgets simultaneously, and enjoy a rich experience with each one. The power of the Internet continues to grow, and Charter delivers more speed than ever."