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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 Mitch101 on 9/24/2010 12:41:55 PM , Rating: 2
Cable companies have caps for two reasons.

First Reason = Heavy Down loaders.

Second or Real Reason = GoogleTV, NetFlix, Hulu, Boxee, Apple TV, Microsoft TV, etc are the beginning of the end of the monopoly of cable services and now are shifting to monopolizing internet connectivity.


RE: Caps are for chumps
By heffeque on 9/25/2010 5:58:18 PM , Rating: 3
Totally. It doesn't seem "normal" that an internet connection caps out at just under 3 hours and 9 minutes of full speed downloading. What's the speed for if you can't use it for more than a few hours a month? It seems like a retarded offer to me.


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