Bright House Launches 300-Meg Tier In Florida

Bright House Networks said its Florida systems will serve as the launch site of a new 300 Mbps broadband tier that will be paired with an upstream that maxes out at 15 Mbps.

The faster tier, to become available to all of the residential customers in the operator's Tampa Bay and Central Florida service region later this month, will sell for $199 per month as a stand-alone or as little as $95 more when bundled with other services, Bright House said.

Bright House, which serves about 2.5 million customers, has not announced when it will launch the new 300/15 service in its other systems serving parts of Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

Bright House also markets residential high-speed broadband tiers of 150/10, 75/5, 35/2 and 15/1. It’s also helping to head up an FTTP-based 1-Gig offering for a new housing development in Tampa.

"We continually look for ways to provide the best available choices to our customers. Just a few months ago, we increased our maximum bandwidth offering to 150 Mbps, and now we are making available an additional product at 300 Mbps," Kevin Hyman, executive vice president, cable operations, Bright House Networks, said in a statement. "We've opted to make this product available to our entire Florida footprint meaning millions of Floridians will have this choice available to them."