Charter to increase data speeds
With its all digital conversion project slated to be finished in all of its systems this year, Charter Communications announced it was boosting some of the data speeds for its business and residential subscribers.
For residential subscribers, Charter said it would double its flagship tier speeds from 30 Mbps to 60 Mbps at no additional cost. The speed increases are part of Charter’s new “Spectrum” suite of products and services, which will also include more HD channels and VOD choices, that will be launched in all of Charter’s markets this year as more bandwidth is freed up from the all digital conversion projects.
Charter will also raise Internet speeds for all Charter Business “Essential30” and “Pro50” customers to 60 Mbps and 80 Mbps, respectively, without price increases.
"Charter Business and Charter Spectrum are providing unmatched value with the fastest speeds and the most robust suites of products and services available in our markets," said Jon Hargis, chief marketing officer for Charter Communications. "These speed increases are being launched at no additional cost to both our residential and business customers giving them more productivity and at the same price of their current speed tier."
The recent upgrades marked the fifth time in four years that Charter Business has increased its speeds at no additional cost. The new speeds will be available to new customers, and will take place automatically for existing customers in the packages being impacted.