RCN Gooses Upstream Speeds

Three Residential Broadband Tiers Receive Free Upgrade
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Competitive cable service provider RCN has turned up upstream speeds for three residential broadband tiers as part of a free upgrade.

Under the new plan, RCN subs on the following tiers are in line for the following upstream boosts:

  • 25 Mbps (downstream) subs will see uploads increase from 2 Mbps to 4 Mbps;
  • 50 Mbps (downstream) customers will see uploads increase from 5 Mbps to 10 Mbps; and,
  • 75Mbps (downstream) subs will see uploads jump from 10 Mbps to 15 Mbps.

RCN said the upload upgrades have been implemented and should be automatic for most customers, though some may need to reboot modems to be put on the faster service tier.

“We’re committed to providing unmatched value with the latest technological advancements and to delivering upgrades to our customers as quickly as possible. We’re confident that these faster upload speeds will greatly enhance the overall Internet experience for our customers. Meeting their changing needs is our top priority,” said RCN COO Chris Fenger, in a statement.

RCN competes primarily with Comcast in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley, Pa.; Boston; and Chicago; and with Time Warner Cable and Verizon Communications in New York City.

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