Doubling Data Speed Is Patriotic


Patriot Media & Communications doubled the download speed of its Internet service to 6 megabits per second (768 kilobits per second upstream) July 28.

Patriot -- which provides service to 80,000 customers in 31 communities in and around the Princeton, N.J., area -- had been offering download speeds of 3 mbps and 512 kbps upstream.

High-end customers also got a speed boost, from 8 mbps (512 kbps upstream) to 10 mbps (768 kbps upstream), the company said in a statement.

Patriot also provides security tools at no additional cost, including antivirus protection, spyware removal, parental-access controls, firewalls and pop-up blockers for each customer.