Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced the launch of 60 Mbps Internet service, the fastest residential service available from any multiple system cable and telecom provider. The initial deployment of Charter High-Speed Internet Ultra60 is in the St. Louis metropolitan area, with additional markets to follow. Nationwide, the Company will soon boost Charter High- Speed Internet Max from 16 Mbps to 20 Mbps.
'Not only are we delivering the fastest speed today, but our infrastructure has the capacity to support even higher speeds as demand and usage grow,' said Ted Schremp, Charter's Chief Marketing Officer. 'Charter's ability to provide increasingly greater bandwidth is critical to our customers' use and enjoyment of the Internet and delivers greater value. It also highlights our growing superiority over DSL service.'
Charter High-Speed Internet Ultra60 not only enables a customer to download a 4 gigabyte movie approximately 40 times faster than with DSL, but also enables users to multitask more effectively. Users can access multiple stream sources simultaneously to download music, watch a movie trailer, catch up on e-mail or surf the Internet on one screen. With 20 Mbps speed, a 2.5 minute movie trailer downloads in just 4 seconds. It takes several minutes with dial-up and DSL.