In an effort to help the United States catch up to the world’s internet bandwidth leaders, Race has announced a major restructuring of it’s internet plans.
Race is dropping all but two internet plans, and has dropped the price on the company’s symmetrical 1000 Mbps plan to $60-a-month, bringing it to a lower price point than the two slower plans — an $85/month 250 Mbps and a $65/month 100 Mbps — the company has now dropped.
Race will continue to offer a budget friendly plan called Basic Broadband+ that meets (and exceeds) the new minimum for broadband as ruled by the FCC, with 25mbps download and upload speeds. BB+ is $25/month.
Bandwidth is not the commodity that many cable and DSL providers make it out to be. Companies sell bandwidth over their aging infrastructure as though it is a limited, non-renewable resource, and it is keeping Americans behind in terms of innovative technology, while making large profits for internet and cable providers.
Improving U.S. broadband speed and penetration is important to Race, and the company hopes to see positive changes and economic growth in it’s service areas by establishing a new service model that allows for true high-speed internet to be the norm, making it easier to use broadband to help solve many of today’s big challenges, such as developing higher quality education and healthcare.