Cablevision Broadband, Now Faster than LIE

Cablevision, a Bethpage, NY (Long Island really) based cable company has announced that it is increasing the speed of its standard broadband connection to 15 megabits-per-second and 2 megabits per second upstream, without any additional costs to the customers. In comparison, the company used to offer speeds of 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream as a standard previously.

The company is also announcing Optimum Online Boost, a new 30 megabits per second service, at a higher cost. Optimum Online Boost is available for an additional cost of $14.95 per month, $9.95 per month for residential customers who also subscribe to Optimum Voice. Okay I know there is this whole competition thing with Verizon FIOS, but still, I am glad to see Cablevision increase the speeds, in keeping with the demands of today’s digital life. I wish my cable company, Comcast got its act together and gave us San Francisco people a bit of a speed boost.

PS: In case you were wondering about the LIE comparison – You cannot drive faster than 30 miles per hour during week days and 15 miles per hour on the weekend (with the rich Manhattan moving en-masse to the Hamptons) on LIE.