Cablevision revs up its broadband | CNET News.com

All that unused bandwidth in cable….
Cablevision is upping their speed, which now tops out at 50Mbs down and 5MBs up. So what’s the story? Competition from Verizon with their FIOS service.

So why are we in the Triangle stuck at 5MBs with Time Warner Cable. Because for some reason, the FCC thinks that because there’s a cable company and a phone company located in the same region or state, that there’s competition…funny.

Today, I can’t call another cable company for different services or rates. If I want cable, I MUST call Time Warner and submit to whatever they have. Our only hope of getting better service from our cable company is to hope that Bellsouth will step up and do something with their offerings, but that’s a pipe dream….
Cablevision revs up its broadband | CNET News.com