Free Enhancements for High-Speed Internet Customers
ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2009--
Beginning today, Charter Communications® is further enhancing
customers’ high-speed Internet experience by providing faster downloads
through PowerBoost®, a technology that temporarily increases
Internet download speeds. Recently, the company also doubled its upload
speeds for Charter High-Speed® Internet Express and Internet
Plus customers. In keeping with its commitment to continually
provide customers with additional value, Charter is making these service
enhancements available at no extra charge.
“Charter provides our customers the fastest and most reliable1
online experience, and we keep making fast faster,” said Rich
DiGeronimo, Vice President of Product Management for Charter. “Our
advanced technology enables us to continuously enhance and add more
value to our customers’ online experience, making it more immediate,
more robust and more enjoyable. DSL simply cannot compete.”
PowerBoost® provides an extra “burst” of speed during file downloads,
subject to network availability, for customers using Charter
High-Speed® Internet Express, Plus and Max services.
As a result, customers enjoy faster downloads along with a more rapid
page-loading process. PowerBoost is not available with DSL or dial-up
services from other providers.
By doubling its Internet upload speeds recently, Charter has enabled
customers to share photos and video online in half the time they did
previously. Now, Charter High-Speed® Internet Express customers
can upload content at speeds up to 1 Mbps, while customers using Charter
High-Speed® Internet Plus can upload at up to 2 Mbps.
Earlier this year, Charter increased the download speed of Charter
High- Speed® Internet Max to up to 20 Mbps,
at no additional charge to customers. Charter High-Speed® Internet
Ultra60 was launched earlier this year in select markets,
providing customers with download speeds of up to 60 Mbps and upload
speeds of up to 5 Mbps. Ultra60 will be launched in additional
markets during the remainder of 2009 and throughout 2010.
1Fastest/most reliable speeds compared to AT&T, Qwest and
Verizon Internet offerings in Charter markets. comScore Throughput
POWERBOOST is a registered trademark of Comcast Corporation.
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc. (CHTRQ) is a leading broadband
communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the
United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband
services, including advanced Charter Digital Cable® video entertainment
programming, Charter High-Speed® Internet access, and Charter
Telephone®. Charter Business™ similarly provides scalable, tailored, and
cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business
organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data
networking, video and music entertainment services, and business
telephone. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold
under the Charter Media® brand. On March 27, 2009, Charter filed a
pre-arranged plan and Chapter 11 petitions in the United States
Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Charter believes
its operations are strong and expects to continue operating as usual
during the financial restructuring. More information about Charter can
be found at www.charter.com.
Source: Charter Communications, Inc.
For Charter Communications:
Anita Lamont, 314-543-2215