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Cablevision to unveil fastest Internet speeds in US

Cablevision Systems Corp. is set to unveil Tuesday 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 Mbps upstream. Cablevision has three million subscribers in the New York metro area.

The company also plans to double the downstream speed of its Wi-Fi Internet service up to 3 Mbps for free. Cablevision offers wireless Internet at several Wi-Fi hotspots in New York's Long Island, Connecticut and Westchester service areas, and in parts of New Jersey.

At present, competitor Verizon's top Internet speed is 50 Mbps per second with a starting cost of $140 a month plus a free wireless router. Cablevision is offering its service at $99.95 a month.

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Smacktard3192d ago

Who the hell would pay $100 a month for THE INTERNET?

SeanScythe3192d ago (Edited 3192d ago )

way to much

Th3 Chr0nic3192d ago

depends how much bandwidth you use. if you are the average user then of course its too much but if you move a lot of stuff then this is good. well good for USA at least. we are atill way way way behind the rest of the world as far as internet services go......

DanSolo3192d ago

You are ahead of Britain mate, our internet here is sh!t

koston36473192d ago

live in Connecticut everyone had comcast never heard of this...

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