optimum_logoIt seems that there is one Internet service provider (ISP) that is capable of getting it right.

On may 11th, customers of Cablevision’s Optimum Online service will have the ability to subscribe to a new high speed service that offers 101 Mbp/s for the shocking price of $99.95 a month.  To make it even more of a slap in the face to some other ISPs out there, such as Time Warner, this will be an uncapped account, meaning that you can download as much as you like per month.  Uploading will still be significantly slower than your downstream speeds, but it will still be difficult to argue with 15 Mbp/s when uploading your latest cat video to YouTube.

We have been very harsh on boradband Internet providers lately, especially with the story of municipalities are having to take over broadband access so their citizens can afford it, but this is a definite step in the right direction for ISPs.  The price is still a bit steep compared to other countries for 100 Mbp/s service (okay, 101 Mbp/s), but when you compare it to the $140 a month some companies charge for 50 Mbp/s service, this is like a dream come true.

Unfortunately this service is pretty much limited to the New York City metropolitan area, but with one ISP taking this bold step, it will hopefully bolster customers of other providers to speak out more about how they will no longer stand for their exorbitant prices. Now… to find an apartment in Manhatten for StarterTech to move in to…

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