NOW We’re Cooking with Gas, Cablevision!

July 10, 2009

optimumultra-zd by you.

As I mentioned in a post last week about broadband service outages, Last Friday, I was upgraded to Optimum Online’s Ultra service. Ultra is a new service offering from Cablevision which provides DOCSIS 3.0 service, which is rated at 101 Megabits (Mbps) or 12.53 Megabytes (MB) per second for download speeds and 15 Megabits or 1.85 Megabytes per second upload. Both of these speeds are advertised as “Up to”, in other words burst mode speeds in optimal network conditions.

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Optimum Offline

June 29, 2009

suburbanbroadband by you.

As I explained in a previous article last summer about my broadband situation, my employer, like many large technology services companies, has elected to classify my work situation as “Home-Based”, in that when I am not at a customer site, I’m working from home. So for connectivity to corporate email, our Intranet and Instant Messaging system, my link to the mother ship is entirely dependent on the reliability of my connectivity through Optimum Online, Cablevision’s cable broadband service.

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