Gigabites returns from hiatus with new multi-gigabit deployments and potential trouble on Charter's high-speed horizon. Plus, more competition in North Carolina as Ting and CenturyLink lay down gigabit claims.
Not surprisingly, Dr. Busch plans to use the high-speed broadband for reading and sharing diagnostic images (a bandwidth-heavy activity) with other radiologists. The new multi-gig service is costing him $299 per month.
Louisville isn't the first to demand gigabit concessions from Charter. The New York Public Service Commission has also suggested that Charter should build out gigabit networks in the upstate New York region as a condition of approval of its acquisition of TWC. However, Charter is pushing back in the case of New York, saying it will offer speeds up to 300 Mbit/s in the region within the next three and a half years. The company may have further battles to fight before the TWC acquisition attempt is over. (See On Paper, Support Runs High for Charter/TWC.)
— Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading