Vyve announces faster data tiers

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:25pm
Mike Robuck

Vyve Broadband recently announced that it had increased the speeds of its data tiers across the company’s nine-state footprint at no additional cost to its current subscribers.

Vyve is now offering download speeds of up to 25 Mbps, 50 Mbps and 105 Mbps, and is in the process of moving its standard Internet subscribers to the 25 Mbps tier. Most of the new standard tier subscribers were previously on a 10 Mbps plan.

"Vyve is laser-focused on creating unrivaled broadband experiences in markets that are largely ignored by our competitors," said Jeffrey DeMond, chief executive officer for Vyve Broadband. "With a Vyve Broadband connection, our customers will have access to lightning fast broadband services. We are thrilled to be raising speeds for our existing customers for free. Offering faster speeds for free to our existing customers reflects Vyve's commitment to being the leading technology provider in our markets."

The speed increases are underway in Shawnee, Okla., New Boston, Texas, Ottawa and Fort Riley, Kansas, Waycross and Douglas, Georgia and West Lake Louisiana.  Vyve said that the speed increases for many of the company's markets would be wrapped up by the end of the year.

In February, Vyve, which was formerly called BCI Broadband, announced its analog-to-digital project through partnerships with TiVo and Evolution Digital. The deal marked the first time that DVR pioneer TiVo had used digital transport adapters to provision its service with a cable operator. Vyve Broadband deployed HD universal digital transport adapters (HD uDTAs) from Evolution Digital that work with TiVo’s service.

By going to an all-digital lineup, cable operators can offer more HD channels and faster DOCSIS 3.0 speeds with the additional bandwidth that becomes available. Vyve said it would be able to offer its customers over 140 channels in HD once the all-digital rollout was completed.



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