Originally reported in the Kansas City Star and reblogged by Gizmodo.com. TWC/Comcast’s Kansas City area customers received a speed boost as Google Fiber’s competition has done what it should… benefit consumers.
As TWC and Comcast watched their market share has shrink with Google Fiber picking up speed in the Metro market they had to do something to keep up and they did by increasing speeds. Customers in KC who pay for 25mbps are being upped to 50mbps free of charge and the same goes for the 50mbps users who saw their speeds double as well. The only tier that didn’t double in speed was the 105mbps group who jumped up to 150mbps (probably a limitation of hardware/cable media).
See true competition does make for better pricing for consumers. We hope Google Fiber continues to press on especially if it will force companies to truly compete for our business.