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Charter launching 60Mbps broadband

Broadband bragging rights could go to Charter Communications, which is ready to launch a 60 Mbps service. It would apparently be the fastest available to U.S. consumers. No details yet on price or when, or where, the service will appear from the cableco.

60 Mbps would top telco Verizon, which sells 50 Mbps service through its FiOS fiber-optic service. Comcast last year started rolling out 50 Mbps service in some of its cable markets at a monthly cost of $150.

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Daishi3552d ago

Wow, all I can say is lan party at my house if this comes through.

Avery3552d ago

You can get 100Mpbs in Canada :) Have it set up nicely on my Docsis 3.0 modem

Blackmoon3552d ago

Too bad Charter just went chapter eleven. :(

phosphor1123552d ago

US is one of the few countries that doesn't have broadband standard...yes, there are STILL people on 56k..

SaiyanFury3552d ago

Agreed, I only HAVE access to 1.5mbps. 60mbps is nice although I wouldn't pay that much for it.

FinalFantasyFanatic3551d ago (Edited 3551d ago )

At least the US is better off then Australia, Try paying $50 for 512 connection and a 10 gig cap. It's no surprise that a significant amount of people here still use Dial-up (I install alot of Dial-up modems in computers where I work).

I'm still praying that when our NBN finishes it's tender/review process which is going to take 1 year and 3 months, it ends up being FTTH or FTTP.

Although If I lived in the US I wouldn't pay $150 for 60mb, especially if I didn't need internet that fast.

SaiyanFury3551d ago (Edited 3551d ago )

I feel your pain, FFF believe me. I've read about the horrors of ISPs and their ridiculous caps in Australia.

thecremeegg3552d ago

$150 a month? And I thought the UK was expensive at £50 a month

LeShin3552d ago

yeah, $150 a month is bloody nuts! I'm actually thinking of getting Virgins 50mb broadband but £50 a month will hurt.....and have you seen the installation costs?!

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