Cable broadband customers in the Indiana’s Evansville/Henderson area and in Bowling Green, Kentucky will be the first ones able to take advantage of Insight Communications’ DOCSIS 3.0 rollout, CEO Michael Willner announced on his “Michael’s Insight” blog. Insight expects to be able to offer 50Mb/s download-5Mbps upload to its “Broadband 50” subscribers in the two markets before year-end. Insight did not reveal pricing for the new package.
Insight’s Broadband 50 subscription package also comes with Internet security, webmail, access to ESPN3.com, personal Web pages and an “always on” connection. New HD channels, multi-room DVR capabilities, and new programming on cn|2 are among the new content and personalization features Insight intends to offer alongside the broadband cable network upgrade.
The telecompetitor, a cable MSO with 750K subscribers serving tier 2 markets throughout the midwest, has been gearing up its network infrastructure in advance of the DOCSIS 3.0 rollout. The CEO promises subscribers in other Insight markets–which cover parts of New York and Ohio as well as Indiana and Kentucky–that they’ll be hearing about DOCSIS 3.0 availability in additional areas in the next few weeks.