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  • mega.hurts mega.hurts Apr 28, 2009 2:38 PM Flag

    Cablevision Introduces 101Mbps Internet Service

    This is a taste of urban competition.

    "Cablevision Systems Corp. on Tuesday unveiled the fastest Internet speeds available from any cable or phone company.

    Starting May 11, the Bethpage, N.Y.-based cable operator will offer speeds of up to 101 megabits per second downstream throughout its service area, and 15 megabits per second upstream.

    That means a 4-gigabyte, high-definition movie can be downloaded in 5 1/2 minutes. It would take two minutes for a 1.6-gigabyte standard definition movie.

    Cablevision, which has 3 million subscribers in the New York metro area, also plans to double the downstream speed of the Wi-Fi Internet service it offers at "hot spots" in New York's Long Island, Connecticut and Westchester County, and in parts of New Jersey.

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    • Cable and telco operators have not stood still the past eight years while BBW hopefuls developed WiMAX.

      A 101Mbps consumer & small business service is remarkable. This puts about a 20:1 ratio between cable and 4G service (WiMAX or LTE) on speed while delivering a QOS not found with wireless.

      Imact? The single-pipe strategy looks less and less likely and 4G services, when it is used, will be priced as an ancillary service.