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Charter Changing Speed Tiers
12/1 Becomes 15/3, 18/2 Becomes 30/4
by Karl Bode 04:26PM Friday Nov 18 2011 Tipped by BKayrac See Profile
Thanks to Metatron2008 See Profile and Kayrac who have written in to note that Charter Communications will soon be changing their speed tiers. The company's "Express" tier is moving from 12 Mbps down, 1 Mbps upstream to 15 Mbps down, 3 Mbps upstream. Their "Plus" tier is moving from 18 Mbps down, 2 Mbps upstream to 30 Mbps down and 4 Mbps upstream, and their "Ultra" tier is being bumped from 60 Mbps downstream, 5 Mbps upstream to 100 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream.

The company's Lite tier is also getting a boost to 3 Mbps, though their Max tier continues to sit at 25/3 Mbps but appears headed to the digital trash bin. Charter has yet to make this official, but a Charter rep confirmed the changes in our forums:
As some of you have speculated, Charter IS working on speed changes that will be released before the end of the year. As we continue to ready the network, according to your posts, you are already seeing some amazing speed results. We plan to streamline Charter Internet options to: Lite, Express, Plus, and Ultra. Current Max customers will absolutely be able to move to a different level of Internet Service. We’ll announce all of this soon, however, it you have specific questions or would like us to change your Charter Internet Service, please hit us on the Direct Forum, and we will be happy to take care of you.
User Kayrac notes that users currently on Charter's Max 25/3 Mbps tier can get out ahead of the changes to their benefit; downgrading to Charter's 18/2 Mbps right now will save you $15, and you'll ultimately get faster speeds than you have now by being bumped to 30/4 Mbps. There's some additional conversation on the changes in our forums for those interested.

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