Charter Communications has increased its Internet speeds for residential users and some of its business users for no extra cost.
For residential users, Charter has increased the speed of its flagship DOCSIS 3.0 based tier from 60 Mbps downstream to 100 Mbps and renamed it Charter Internet Ultra 100. The speed for upstream is 5 Mbps.
In areas where Charter uses DOCSIS 3.0 technology, which comprises almost 95 percentage of Charter’s service area, it is increasing its Internet Express download speeds from 12 Mbps to 15 Mbps. The upstream speed is increased from 1 Mbps to 3 Mbps.
Charter Internet Plus speeds are increased from 18 Mbps to 30 Mbps on the download side and from 2 Mbps to 4 Mbps on the upload side.
Rich DiGeronimo, Charter Communication’s senior vice president for product and strategy said that “is changing the way we watch TV, communicate with our friends and family, and engage in social and professional networks. When you post content online, we know it’s important to have a fast, reliable connection, and we’re committed to enabling the rapid sharing of content.” He further added, “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.”
Jim McGann, the Charter’s senior VP said that, “We understand the significance of staying connected in today’s competitive environment, and Charter Communications carry on investing in our network, guaranteeing highest uptime and dependability for our thousands of business customers.”
With enhanced speeds, it is expected that businesses will have faster upload and download times for transferring files and can efficiently run billing systems and credit card processing and email efficiency. Also employees will get quick access to data and applications with host, cloud based services.