For The 1st Time In 3 Years Metrocast Does NOT Bump Up Its High-Speed Internet Speed; Stays At 150Mbps.
I started using Metrocast’s high-speed Internet service in January 2015 when they started offering 75Mbps downloads. I could NOT resist. I had been using TWO (2) TDS Fiber lines to the house, each at its maximum 15Mbps speed, to get a total of 30Mbps. So, by going to Metrocast I got 2.5 x MORE. [I ended up keeping one of the TDS 15Mbps to give me redundancy (i.e., backup).]
In January 2016, WITHOUT a price increase, or even notifying me, they bumped up the speed to 105/110Mbps. I ecstatic. Wow. From 30Mbps –> 110Mbps in 12 months.
Then in January 2017, I saw 160Mbps. Again WITHOUT a price hike. Just Metrocast increasing speeds to keep up with TDS competition.
Over the Summer the 160Mbps dropped to 150Mbps and it has stayed FIRM since then. I can’t complain. I wasn’t paying for 160Mbps.
So, given this track record I expected a further bump NOW — January 2018.
NOPE. Nada. Nothing.
Solid at 150Mbps.
I am a bit disappointed. But, I have been planning to upgrade to TDS’ 1 Gigabit service — albeit keeping Metrocast, at a lower speed, for redundancy.