Charter Business Kicks Up Speeds to Kick Off 2014

Charter Business announced it has increased its “Essentials30” and “Pro50” Internet download speeds to 60Mbps and 80Mbps, respectively without an increase in price. By doubling the “Essentials” Internet downstream offering, and increasing the Pro50 speeds by 60%, Charter Business will provide unmatched bandwidth options throughout the St Michael area.


“Businesses today are doing more with their internet services than ever before and we are providing our Business customers unmatched value with the fastest speeds and the most robust suites of products and services available in our markets,” said Don Detampel, President of Charter Business.  “These speed increases are being launched at no additional cost giving them more productivity and at the same price of their current speed tier.”  


Over the past several years, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of individuals, as well as devices accessing commercial networks. From increasing employee numbers to an increase in the number of smart phones and tablets accessing “hot spots” in business lobbies, the demand for bandwidth has never been greater. Charter Business has continually taken steps to stay ahead of this demand.


In addition to the download speed increases, Charter Business will also be increasing the upstream speed in its Pro100 package from 5Mbps to 7Mbps – also at no extra cost. These speeds are now available to new customers, and will take place automatically for existing customers in the packages being impacted. 


Since 2010, Charter Business has increased its entry level, or “flagship” commercial Internet offering five times: to 7Mbps in 2010, to 8Mbps in 2011, to 16Mbps again in 2011, to 30Mbps in 2013, and now to 60Mbps. Charter Business also began offering 100Mbps in 2011.


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