As more and more people use the Internet for online streaming services and other heavy bandwidth websites, connection speed is becoming a pressing problem.

For many years, cable operators have offset their declining pay-TV divisions by offering high-speed broadband services. Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable operator, said in November that more than 22% of broadband subscribers are opting for higher-speed packages, compared to just 10% in 2009.

Faster speeds on the way. However, there are several competitors on the horizon that are offering even faster speeds, and cutting into cable companies’ bread and butter.  › Continue reading…