Mediacom hikes broadband speeds to 305 Mbps to compete with CenturyLink

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Facing competition from telco CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mediacom is reportedly looking to raise its broadband speeds to 305 Mbps via what it calls the Ultra 305 level of service.

For a reported $199.95 residential customers will almost triple the speeds of the MSO's previous fastest broadband service, Ultra 105. They'll also get a 4 terabyte data usage allowance before being impacted by overage fees, a company spokesman told Multichannel News.

Attaching data limits is nothing new for the MSO. Ultra Plus 105 customers got a 2 terabyte monthly allowance. Those who want something a little more get 3 terabytes and everyone can buy 50 gigabytes for $10 when they hit their monthly rates.

According to the story, Mediacom has been testing the fast service, which offers upstream speeds of 10 Mbps, since early this year in Cedar Rapids and adjoining communities Marion, Hiawatha, Bertram and Toddsville. Mediacom, which did not reveal any future rollouts, said that it has DOCSIS 3.0 deployed to 98 percent of its service area.

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