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MetroCast launches new, faster Internet speeds

12.19.14

MetroCast Communications, the video, Internet and phone provider serving customers in New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and South Carolina, has announced a significant speed enhancement for its residential, broadband high speed data (HSD) customers, boosting its top downstream speed from 50 Mbps to up to 75 Mbps.

MetroCast has increased its top Internet speed five times in the last six years, and tripled it in the last three years. The 75 Mbps MetroCast offering is almost 7x faster than the national average* for downstream speeds.

“MetroCast customers now have access to the fastest Internet speeds available in our service areas,” said Josh Barstow, MetroCast’s Vice President for Advanced Services. “These speeds will allow customers to stream high definition video content on multiple devices and to enjoy other demanding consumer applications that require top broadband speeds for best performance.”

In addition to its residential Internet products, MetroCast also offers business-class fiber products—including Dedicated Internet Access and Point-to-Point—with high-capacity bandwidth and symmetrical speeds up to 1Gig.

For more information, see MetroCast.com.

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MetroCast serves residential and business-class customers in seven states with video, high-speed Internet and digital phone service.  *DOCSIS 3.0 modem required to receive top HSD speeds.  Speeds may vary and are not guaranteed.  Speeds may not be available in all locations.  Speed claim based on performance of MetroCast High Speed Ultra product  (up to 75 Mbps) relative to other providers’ residential High Speed Internet offerings within the MetroCast service footprint. The average HSD speed in the United States through Q2 2014 was 11.4 Mbps according to Akamai’s “The State of the Internet” report, Volume 8, Number 2, Q2 2014.