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Cablevision Bringing 101 Mbps Internet

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 49 comments

How does 101 Mbps sound?

While Time Warner Cable may be holding back on its DOCSIS 3.0 rollout because it is reconsidering what it should do after consumers lashed out against its consumption-based billing internet plans, New York-based ISP Cablevision is pushing ahead to reach ludicrous speed using DOCSIS 3.0 technology.

Cablevision announced today that starting May 11 it will be offering a new “ultra” tier that will grant users a blistering (by North American standards, at least) 101 Mbps downstream and 15 Mbps upstream all for $99.95 a month.

DSLReports said that it received confirmation from Cablevision spokesman Jim Maiella that the $99.95 price is unbundled, and the new tier does not come with any kind of a usage cap or overage fees.

That’s not the only speed boost news from the company, however, as Reuters adds that Cablevision is also doubling the speed of its Wi-Fi local access to 3.0 Mbps.

For those of you with access to Cablevision’s services, we’re extremely jealous.

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    The Schnoz , April 28, 2009 11:50 PM
    TheFaceWhy 101Mb/s? Why not 100 or 110? Odd numbers beg questions..

    Because Verizon offers 100Mbps, so by offering 101Mbps their marketing can claim they have the fastst available speed.
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    scooterlibby , April 28, 2009 11:51 PM
    This is the kind of broadband news I love to see. The stuff about capping and litigating to prevent local governments from providing low cost broadband were making me depressed.
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    TheFace , April 28, 2009 11:39 PM
    Why 101Mb/s? Why not 100 or 110? Odd numbers beg questions..
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    wickedsnow , April 28, 2009 11:45 PM
    Agreed.... I hate odd numbers.

    I wonder if cablevision is available in the southbay of california?
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    mlopinto2k1 , April 28, 2009 11:45 PM
    Maybe it makes an even MB/s speed.. who the hell knows. Go do the math.
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    The Schnoz , April 28, 2009 11:50 PM
    TheFaceWhy 101Mb/s? Why not 100 or 110? Odd numbers beg questions..

    Because Verizon offers 100Mbps, so by offering 101Mbps their marketing can claim they have the fastst available speed.
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    scooterlibby , April 28, 2009 11:51 PM
    This is the kind of broadband news I love to see. The stuff about capping and litigating to prevent local governments from providing low cost broadband were making me depressed.
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    crisisavatar , April 28, 2009 11:52 PM
    not bad but would like to see prices drop in the not so far future to nearly 60 bucks.
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    copenhagenlc , April 28, 2009 11:57 PM
    lmfao never seen a rj45 cable so ugly, is it suppose to be a cake or something?
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    kingnoobe , April 28, 2009 11:58 PM
    I'd pay 100$ for 100mb down.. Specially no caps at all.. I'd be all over that.
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    cliffro , April 29, 2009 12:08 AM
    Too bad I'm a TWC customer, I'll never see speeds like that anytime soon.

    I also had to LOL at the Spaceballs reference.
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    frozenlead , April 29, 2009 12:11 AM
    Cablevision: No...we need to go all the way to..ludicrous speed!
    Time Warner: Ludicrous speed?!?! Sir, we've never gone that fast before..
    Cablevision: What are you, chicken?
    Time Warner: No..we just figure that if we give people real internet, they might get mad when we take it away and charge them more.
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    akoegle , April 29, 2009 12:11 AM
    I pay $150 now for 3mbit down....
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    engrpiman , April 29, 2009 12:42 AM
    Whoa I just switched to 12 Mbit down for $45 a month
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    H8ff0000 , April 29, 2009 1:03 AM
    The upload speed is a bit limited in comparison. I moved from Optimum Boost 30Mbit/5Mbit to FiOS for 20Mbit/20Mbit. If it was 50Mbit/50Mbit for $75-ish I'd jump at it.
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    Raidur , April 29, 2009 1:05 AM
    mlopinto2k1Maybe it makes an even MB/s speed.. who the hell knows. Go do the math.


    101Mb = 12.625MB so *shrug*. Maybe its so they can advertise "Over 100 MB/s internet connection speed!!!!".
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    konchus , April 29, 2009 1:06 AM
    101 cause they schooling u mofo's does b boy stance
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    Warsaw , April 29, 2009 1:09 AM
    /jealous

    That's all I have to say.

    *Shakes fist at comcrap and char(tier)*

    I'm going to pack my bags and head for NY!
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    H8ff0000 , April 29, 2009 1:12 AM
    Warsaw/jealousThat's all I have to say.*Shakes fist at comcrap and char(tier)*I'm going to pack my bags and head for NY!

    Screw that. Head to Japan.
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    jsloan , April 29, 2009 1:16 AM
    wow, finally, somebody kissing up to their customers, too bad this area is not serviced by them. cable monopolies suck, wish others had the same speed for the same price!
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    vouslavous , April 29, 2009 1:19 AM
    Cablevision is so freaking unreliable had there highest package and I get disconnected from games almost every 2-3 games. Switched to Verizon Fios and all the problems were solves. Don't get Cablevision!!
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    krazynutz , April 29, 2009 1:25 AM
    Verizon Fios is, indeed, better all-around. But it's nice to see Cablevision cranking it up to 11!
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