Iowa City, IA
New internet service available in iowa city, ia?
Does anybody have the new Qwest Connect Quantum and Qwest Titanium service? It is starting to be in my area, and I was if anyone here has it and what do they think of it.
Check »www.qwest.com for availability by your zip code or phone number. I am in the CR/Marion area and the Qwest website says my phone # is not a Qwest phone #. Looks like their database needs some updating so I can't tell yet if it is available in CR/Marion.
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Iowa City, IA
it's not available in IC/CR yet, but it is in other parts of the US including Des Moines area.
See article published by Cedar Rapids Gazette today:
Qwest Communications is planning "super high-speed" fiber-optic Internet services in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids by the end of the year.
The new services slated for 23 of Qwest's top markets will offer transfer speeds of up to 20 megabytes per second, the company said.
Two levels of service are planned, the 20-megabyte-per-second Qwest Connect Quantum and the the 12 Mbps Qwest Titanium.
With Qwest Connect Quantum, a two-hour movie can be downloaded in as little as 6 minutes, and 30 songs can be downloaded in as little as one minute. The service will be offered at $99.99 per month for customers who buy it in a bundled package of telephone and Internet service. It is recommended for uses such as streaming video, high-resolution photography, file-sharing and online gaming.
Qwest Connect Titanium will be offered at a bundled price of $46.99 per month. The company touts it as the "best value available in the Qwest residential service region." It is recommended for uses such as music and video downloading.
Both services will cost $10 extra monthly if purchased independently.
Previously, Qwest's highest-speed Internet package was the 7-megabyte-per-second Qwest Connect Platinum package.
The services are part of Qwest's ongoing "fiber to the neighborhood" network expansion. The company has committed to spend up to $300 million to bring the latest fiber-optic technology to customers, according to Dan Yost, executive vice president of product for the company.
The services have so far been introduced in two Iowa communities, Clive and West Des Moines, according to Qwest spokeswoman Kara Neuverth
said by drslash:
for availability by your zip code or phone number. I am in the CR/Marion area and the Qwest website says my phone # is not a Qwest phone #. Looks like their database needs some updating so I can't tell yet if it is available in CR/Marion.