Cablevision Bringing 101 Mbps Internet

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.

Marcus Yam
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  • TheFace
    Why 101Mb/s? Why not 100 or 110? Odd numbers beg questions..
  • wickedsnow
    Agreed.... I hate odd numbers.

    I wonder if cablevision is available in the southbay of california?
  • mlopinto2k1
    Maybe it makes an even MB/s speed.. who the hell knows. Go do the math.
  • The Schnoz
    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.
  • scooterlibby
    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.
  • crisisavatar
    not bad but would like to see prices drop in the not so far future to nearly 60 bucks.
  • copenhagenlc
    lmfao never seen a rj45 cable so ugly, is it suppose to be a cake or something?
  • kingnoobe
    I'd pay 100$ for 100mb down.. Specially no caps at all.. I'd be all over that.
  • cliffro
    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.
  • frozenlead
    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.