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Charter adds another state to D3 commercial services rollout

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 8:25am
Mike Robuck

Charter Communications announced today that its two DOCSIS 3.0 tiers for commercial services are now available in Georgia.

CED first broke the news about Charter Business' DOCSIS 3.0 offerings last month, which at the time included the states of California, Missouri, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Connecticut, Nevada, Tennessee and California. Charter has previously said that it expects to have the service rolled out to 50 percent of its footprint by year's end.

Charter is offering two tiers to its business customers: The first, which is called Mega Power, features speeds of up to 40 Mbps on the downstream and up to 4 Mbps on the upstream, while the second (Extreme Power) tops out at 75/5. Charter Business said the pricing on the two tiers varies depending on the customer's needs.

Jim McGann, senior vice president of Charter Business, said previously that Charter was bonding four channels on the downstream. Charter business is using cable modems from SMC Networks and Ubee, with cable modem termination systems from Cisco and Arris.

A breakout of some of the cities where Charter Business has deployed DOCSIS 3.0 includes:

  • California – Long Beach, Riverside, San Bernardino, Malibu and others
  • Missouri – Municipalities in St. Louis County, Warrensburg, Farmington and others
  • Massachusetts – Worcester, Southbridge, Pepperell and others
  • Minnesota – Rochester, Duluth, Mankato, Albert Lea and others
  • Connecticut – New Milford, Newtown and Winsted
  • Nevada – Reno
  • Tennessee – Jasper

Charter Business is also offering other features with its DOCSIS 3.0 tiers, including IP addresses, online backup, desktop security, custom Web hosting and firewalls.

Charter Business also offers small businesses 8 Mbps, 16 Mbps and 25 Mbps tiers. (For more on specific business services by the top-10 MSOs, check out a recent CED wallchart.)

More Broadband Direct 7/21/10:

•  Time Warner Cable digs in on segmentation strategy
•  Comcast tees up AnyRoom DVR in S. Fla.
•  Charter adds another state to D3 commercial services rollout
•  Sprint reclaims 2 GHz spectrum
•  Zito upgrades with Juniper routers
•  T-Mobile HSPA+ expands to 85M Americans
•  Apple's fiscal Q3 net income jumps 78%
•  Broadband Briefs for July 21, 2010
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