Cable Operators

Adelphia Speeds Up High-Speed Data

3/30/2005 7:28 AM Eastern

Adelphia Communications Corp. has upped the maximum speeds for its high-speed-data service.

The MSO’s basic-service tier now boasts speeds of 256 kilobits per second both upstream and downstream, up from its previous high speed of 128 kbps each way.

Adelphia’s preferred-service tier now offers top speeds of 4 megabits per second downstream and 384 kbps upstream, up from 3 mbps and 256 kbps, respectively. And its premier-service tier has been upped to 6 mbps downstream and 768 kbps upstream from 4 mbps and 512 kbps, respectively.

The operator said its high-speed-data subscribers will also receive additional e-mail-storage space.

Adelphia added that the higher speeds are not yet available in Puerto Rico; Friday Harbor, Wash.; Burney and Willits, Calif.; Telluride and Crested Butte, Colo.; and Libby, Mt.

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