New cable ISP services bring tiers of joy
Yesterday, Time Warner Cable announced RoadRunner
Premium, boosting speeds from 3Mbps down/384Kbps up in the standard
package to 6Mbps/512Kbps. Depending on the customer's bundle of services,
RoadRunner premium will cost $65-$85/mo. Upper-tier service will be
rolled out to the majority of TWC markets next month.
Not to be upstaged, today Comcast took the opportunity to point out
its new, aptly-named 4Meg
service, bringing customers from the standard 3M/256k to 4M/384k.
Prices will vary by market, but the 4Meg package starts at as little as
$53. Comcast also plans to sweeten its deal by bundling "nearly
unlimited storage" of digital photos at its Photo Center and as
many as seven email accounts with up to 250MB storage with the service. A
full U.S. rollout of 4Meg is slated for September.