Bright House Networks has revved up its high-speed Internet access speeds with the debut this week of “PowerBoost.”

Like Comcast and other cable operators, Bright House Networks is offering customers the opportunity to temporarily turbo charge the speeds of their broadband services for no additional charge.

With PowerBoost, Bright House Networks’ Road Runner Turbo customers can turn on the PowerBoost option to download large files based on available network capacity.

“We are very excited to be delivering this free, time-saving feature to our Road Runner Turbo customers,” said Kevin Hyman, executive vice president of cable operations at Bright House Networks. “PowerBoost will jumpstart a large file download, reducing overall download time, and give users more time to enjoy the multitude of media available online, including that made available through, also available exclusively from Bright House Networks.”

The speed provided by PowerBoost is available to customers who subscribe to Road Runner at a specific level. For example, Road Runner Turbo customers with a current speed of up to 15 Mbps can now get PowerBoost speeds of up to 22 Mbps; and customers in Tampa Bay with a current speed of up to 20 Mbps will now have access to PowerBoost speeds of up to 30 Mbps. Once a PowerBoost is completed, a download in progress will continue at the normal speed.

Bright House Networks said no file downloads are required for activation. The PowerBoost technology works with compatible cable modems, as well as home networking gateways and voice eMTAs.

Bright House Networks is the nation’s sixth-largest cable operator and is jointly owned by Time Warner and Advance/Newhouse.

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