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Videotron Ultimate Speed 120  (Source: Videotron)

120Mbps... me want... Omnomnom  (Source: Guardian.co.uk)
120Mbps down, 20Mbps up

Most of the broadband connections in the U.S. today are hardly capable of being called broadband and are much slower on average than what people in other countries have access to. The FCC wants 100Mbps connections in the next decade all around the country and broadband providers are claiming they can't hit that mark.

Canadians can already get speeds that are faster than the FCC's vision for America, assuming they can get cable broadband from provider Videotron. Videotron has rolled out an insanely fast web plan for customers that can hit 120 Mbps on download and as fast as 20Mbps on uploads. The service uses DOCSIS 3.0 and manages to squeak by Suddenlink (available in
Texas, West Virginia, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Oklahoma ) which advertises 107Mbps downloads.

Videotron calls the plan the Ultimate Speed 120 package and it will be available to all of the customers in Quebec City by year's end. "Ultimate Speed Internet 120 pushes back the frontier for intensive Internet users," said Robert Depatie, president and CEO of Videotron. "Today, we are launching the high-speed Internet service of the future. With the pace at which users' needs are changing, we are not so far from the day when 120 Mbps will be a must-have convenience."

After Quebec City is hooked up, Videotron will roll the service out to other areas where it operates. The plan is not cheap though at more than a Canadian dollar per Mbps of speed with a price of $149.95 CAD per month reports 
CED Magazine.

Videotron launched its DOCSIS 3.0 network two years ago with 50Mbps and 30Mbps tiers.



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RE: Caps are for chumps
By Spivonious on 9/24/2010 9:59:34 AM , Rating: 2
Is that really the cap amount? If so, this high speed is ridiculous. Even Comcast only caps at 250GB for the 15Mbps down/3Mbps up plan.


RE: Caps are for chumps
By FITCamaro on 9/24/2010 10:36:47 AM , Rating: 1
No caps here with true 15Mbps down/up (no turboboost for me). :)

Was uploading at 500 KB/s the other night (thats what I limited utorrent to). And for those wondering I was sharing the FFXIV patch, nothing illegal. Square Enix uses a bittorrent like patch client and its WAY faster to just open the patch torrent file in a bittorrent client and download it on your own.

Fastest downloads so far have been at 1.8MB/s I like it. :)


RE: Caps are for chumps
By Spivonious on 9/24/2010 12:54:31 PM , Rating: 2
Are you sure? I didn't know I had one until I logged into comcast.net and saw a bandwidth meter. Good news is that even with heavy Netflix usage I'm averaging about 45GB/month, so I have a lot of headroom.


RE: Caps are for chumps
By FITCamaro on 9/24/2010 2:18:21 PM , Rating: 2
I don't have Comcast. And I specifically asked about this before I signed up. Also, it really isn't an issue since I don't download a ton. Most of my usage is web usage and video games.


RE: Caps are for chumps
By Spivonious on 9/24/2010 2:28:13 PM , Rating: 2
Oh, I misread your turbo boost comment. Comcast got rid of that a couple of weeks ago. It's straight 15 down/3 up now, instead of 6/12 down and 1.5/3 up with turboboost.


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