AKRON Time Warner Cable Road Runner customers can now surf the Web even faster with increased speeds and a special product called PowerBoost. Both enhancements come at no additional cost.
PowerBoost is a new technology being deployed that allows Road Runner Standard and Turbo customers to temporarily experience download speeds significantly faster than their current speed. With PowerBoost, Turbo customers will see download speeds increase from 15 Mbps (Megabytes per second) to 22 Mbps while downloading large files from the Internet when network capacity is available. Standard service will increase from seven Mbps to 14 with PowerBoost.
"We are very excited to be delivering the free, time-saving feature of PowerBoost to our Road Runner Standard and Turbo customers," said Steve Fry, Time Warner Cable Northeast Ohio. "PowerBoost will jumpstart a large file download, giving users more time to enjoy the multitude of media available online, including that made available through RoadRunner.com."
The speed provided by PowerBoost is in relation to the level of Road Runner service a customer is subscribed to. Once a PowerBoost is completed, a download in progress will continue at the normal provisioned speed.