SureWest hits gas with 'Ultimate' tier
SureWest Communications  has introduced a new fiber-fed Internet tier that offers symmetrical speeds up to 50 Mbps.
Other tiers in the company's new "Ultimate Package" include 20/20 Mbps and 10/10 Mbps.
SureWest employs an active Ethernet Fiber to The Premises (FTTP) network that serves about 20,000 customers and passes nearly 100,000 homes in the Sacramento/Roseville, Calif., corridor. Its telephony division operates copper lines and more traditional DSL services.
SureWest competes in the market with cable incumbent Comcast Cable .
"Because our fiber delivers 100 Mbps of synchronous bandwidth directly to a customer's home, we are able to offer products like this, which differentiate us from our competitors," said SureWest President & CEO Steve Oldham, in a statement.
The 50-meg service runs $259.95 per month.
SureWest's "quadruple play" Ultimate package, which includes the 50-meg Internet tier, digital television, and wireless and wireline phone services, runs $415.18 per month.