According to a recent report, the pressure is on for cable companies to offer the same or faster speeds than their internet service providers Chicago counterparts. Although broadband’s steady revenue growth has bought cable operators some time, universities, businesses and local governments are starting to demand gigabit-speed internet service, which has not gone unnoticed by those companies having those speeds available to supply.
Fiber seems to be the name of the game for high-speed demand. And major companies offering the service seeming to running fiber lines anywhere they can. But cable companies aren’t jumping on the bandwagon as yet. This is because it would cost them billions of dollars more to offer those speed levels, as more expensive fiber cables would be needed. But experts say that cable has many tools available to increase the amount of bandwidth and deliver those much-desired gigabit speeds.