Cable Had Fastest Broadband Downloads In 2011: Net Index [Multichannel News]
In 2011, cable providers left telco and satellite companies in the dust when it came to broadband download speeds. For the year, the top six broadband providers in terms of speed were all cable providers, including both Insight and Time Warner Cable. Further, the study was completed by Ookla's Net Index which does not include Brighthouse and Suddenlink in its results.
The top six average broadband speeds by cable operators ranged from 14.22 Mbps to 17.19 Mbps.
Telco's DSL service came in much father down the list because the upgrade to DOCSIS 3.0 has made cable broadband capable of much higher speeds that DSL simply can't deliver. AT&T delivered only 4.40 Mbps average download speed nationally. Net Index results showed that satellite and wireless services were even slower than DSL.
In Kentucky, Insight was ranked second among all providers in download speeds at 13.33 Mbps. Way down the list in 22nd place is AT&T at 3.05 Mbps. Insight's customers rated Insight's broadband service 3.7 out of 5 stars while AT&T's customers only gave their provider 2.2 stars.