U.S. cable operator Charter fired the latest salvo in the residential high-speed Internet battle rolling out a 60Mbps offering, the Ultra60.
Based on the so-called DOCSIS 3.0 technology, the Ultra60 service will be available initially in the St.Louis metropolitan area and subsequently in other areas covered by the company.
Not Gonna be Cheap
Ultra60 will cost $139.99 per month on a standalone basis and $129.99 per month when you purchase other Charter services like Cable TV or telephone.
Given the current horrible economic climate and consumers struggling to retain their jobs and pay their mortgages, we doubt there will be many takers signing up for the Ultra60 service.
Charter claims that its new offering is the fastest residential Internet service.
Verizon and Comcast offer speeds up to 50Mbps downstream service.
But there’s little overlap in the geographical areas covered by the three companies, which is one of the reasons why Broadband Internet access is so expensive in the U.S.
Broadband Picture in India
Are there any operators in India (cable or telecom) offering at least aÂ reliable 5Mbps residential Internet access service without any caps on usage?