Finnish cable op readies 200 Mbps data download service

Faster Internet speeds are not a conversation restricted to the U.S. In some instances, they're actually more relevant internationally.

A panel at Cable Congress in Brussels featured a conversation between Kabel Deutschland CTO Loren Glatz and Comcast CTO Tony Werner, who traveled across the ocean to tell the world that although Comcast offers 50 Mbps "to more homes than all other ISPs combined... there's still not a ton of demand."

Demand apparently isn't deterring Finland's largest cable operator, Welho, which will launch a data tier with 200 Mbps downstream speeds later this month and whose slowest speed tier is a stunning 10 Mbps.

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- see this story on Cable Congress
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