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BizBeat: Mediacom doubles broadband speeds

Want to download a TV show in 24 seconds? How about an HD movie in eight minutes?

If you’ve got the need for speed, Mediacom’s got the Internet service for you: Ultra 105.

The new service doubles the speeds of its fastest broadband Internet service to provide residents and businesses in Jefferson City, Holts Summit, Columbia and surrounding areas with download speeds of 105 megabits-per-second (Mbps).

The base cost is about $100 a month, but spokeswoman Phyllis Peters said the company offers “step” increases to give customers a bit of a price break when upgrading Internet speeds.

The new service comes as a result of a network upgrade Mediacom completed in November to provide area customers with a larger high-definition (HD) TV lineup, as well as the expanded broadband capabilities. The new broadband service allows users to upload data to the Internet at speeds of up to 10 Mbps.

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