Suddenlink Revamping Speed Tiers
8 Mbps to 12 Mbps, 12 Mbps to 15 Mbps
by Karl Bode 11:04AM Friday Dec 18 2009 Tipped by iansltx
The other day we noted
that cable provider Suddenlink had doubled the upstream speed of their as-yet-unannounced 20 Mbps tier, from 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps -- an improvement for a DOCSIS 3.0 tier but still well below the technology's maximum capability. On the positive side, this upstream bump is apparently part of a broader effort that will see Suddenlink's speed lineup changed over the next month. While prices and speeds vary slightly depending on where you live (and local competition), many customers at least have a choice of 1.5 Mbps, 8 Mbps and 12 Mbps service. That's changing soon
Suddenlink spokesman Michael Kelemen said, "Currently customers have a choice of three download speeds - 1.5 megabits, 8 megabits and 12 megabits. The customers who currently subscribe to 8-megabit service will be automatically upgraded to 10 megabits sometime during the week of Jan. 4. Customers who currently subscribe to 12-megabit service will be increased to 15 megs during the same time frame." Upload speeds also will increase.
Of course Suddenlink's also deploying their new High Speed Internet MAX 20.0 service (20/2) for around $60 if you're in an area that sees faster competition from AT&T's U-verse. There's some additional conversation in our Suddenlink forum
exploring the variations in speed tiers users see in their local markets.