Broadstripe General Manager David Irons, who was also on the discussion panel at last nights Let’s Get Connected event, said that his company is the middle of a major new investment in the neighborhood that will increase the broadband speed and provide more channels to cable customers.
Irons says that recent changes should already provide higher and more consistent speeds for customers with internet cable modems. He told customers last night that “you should be getting at least 10 megabits [per second] right now. If you’re not, give us a call.” Broadstripe customer service can be reached at 800-829-CABL.
An additional change coming by July will quadruple the amount of bandwidth into the Broadstripe network, and they’re planning an upgraded to DOCSIS-3, the latest, fastest standard for providing internet over a cable system.
The multi-million dollar program will also provide a rebuild of the equipment in the cable company’s head-end facility where TV and network services are first distributed out to the neighborhood. That will provide the ability to deliver more channels to cable tv customers.
Broadstripe has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since early last year, after being sued by two other companies after the collapse of deals that would have sold some Broadstripe properties and acquired some others. Irons said that process is almost done, and the company expects to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of this year.