Sunflower Broadband soon will be among a handful of Internet service providers in the country to make DOCSIS 3.0 technology available to subscribers.
Beginning Nov. 1, current customers in Lawrence and Eudora who have Sunflower’s Gold Internet service and a DOCSIS 3.0 compliant cable modem will automatically be moved to new infrastructure, which will make it possible to experience download speeds up to 50 mbps. The new version of Gold Internet will also more than double the previous 50 gigabyte data transfer allotment, with a total of 120 GB of data transfer. That is enough to download 60 million e-mails, 24,000 songs or 30 full-length movies.
According to Rod Kutemeier, Sunflower’s general manager, subscribers wanting the enhanced Gold Internet service will be required to have a new modem. The new technology will be available to all Sunflower subscribers early next year.
Sunflower Broadband and the Lawrence Journal-World are divisions of The World Company.