THURSDAY, NOV. 1: Bermuda CableVision introduced two new Broadband Link Internet services, with speeds of up to 15 Mb and 25 Mb, respectively. Both are available island-wide and are the fastest speeds offered to date by Bermuda CableVision.

The cost is $90 for the 15 Mb service and $140 for the 25 Mb

The various Internet Service Providers — Northrock Communications, Digicel via Transact and Logic Communications — will be rolling out their 15 Mb and 25 Mb service as early as Friday, but 10 Mb currently costs $129 on all three.

Terry Roberson, general manager of Bermuda CableVision, said in a press release: “Power users, families in connected homes with numerous devices, geeks, gamers and anyone who craves more speed, will appreciate these new Broadband Link services.

“These speeds enable users to do all the things they enjoy online, even if the entire household is engaged in activity at the same time. Whether it’s downloading movies and music, exchanging photos and video, using online applications, streaming video or navigating the web at lightning speed, it’s a new day in Bermuda and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

Jake Simon, Bermuda CableVisions’s chief technology officer, said: “This is a milestone for us and it is very good news for an important group of our customers. However, CableVision is in a position to offer even faster broadband speeds. With the deployment of our recent technology upgrades, we have been testing — and obtaining — speeds in excess of 150 Mb over high-speed cable modems.”

The new 15 and 25 high-speed services require the use of a new CISCO DOCSIS 3.0 modem, which can be purchased from Bermuda CableVision at an affordable price, and in some instances subscribers may need to upgrade their home router for these higher speeds.