Charter Communications is increasing broadband performance at no additional cost for the fourth time since it fist did so in 2009. An acknowledgment of how much more its Internet customers are uploading bits and bytes, the telecompetitor is at least doubling upload speeds while increasing download speeds 25% for the 95% of its customer base where it’s already deployed DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem technology, St. Louis-based Charter announced in a news release.
Noting that the number of IP network-connected devices is forecast to be double global population come 2015, upload speeds for its Charter Internet Express are being boosted from 12 Mbps to 15 Mbps. Upload speeds are being increased from 1 Mbps to as high as 3 Mbps.
A step up the subscription ladder, Charter Internet Plus download speeds are being increased from 18 Mbps to 30 Mbps and upload speeds increased from 2 Mbps up to 4 Mbps. At the top rung for residential customers, download/upload speeds for the renamed Charter Internet Ultra 100 service are being increased from 60 Mbps to 100 Mbps and 5 Mbps upload. Charter’s also boosting performance for Express and Plus subscribers in the remaining portions of its service areas around the country.
“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.”