Charter Bumps Up Internet Speeds, But Uploads Still Lacking

Got Charter for internet? Good news! The speed at which you're reading this very post is probably improved. The company has announced that they're bumping up internet speeds across the board, with download rates reaching 100Mbps for home customers. In markets where Charter has deployed DOCSIS 3.0 technology, or approximately 95 percent of its Internet service area, the company is increasing Charter Internet Express download speeds from 12 megabits per second (Mbps) to up to 15 Mbps, and increasing upload speeds from 1 Mbps to up to 3 Mbps. Charter Internet Plus download speeds are being increased from 18 Mbps to up to 30 Mbps, and upload speeds are being increased from 2 Mbps to up to 4 Mbps. Charter's fastest residential offering is increasing from 60 Mbps download to up to 100 Mbps download/5 Mbps upload, and has been renamed Charter Internet Ultra100 to reflect the significant enhancement. Express and Plus speeds are also increasing in the remaining portions of Charter's service areas nationwide.

The major downside here is that even with the fastest package, you're limited to just 5Mbps up. Compared to fiber-based solutions, that's a terrible upload rate, and we're very much looking forward to the day when most cable and DSL options offer upload rates to match those blistering download rates.