Click! Upgrades to DOCSIS 3.0
The City of Tacoma through Tacoma Public Utilities and Tacoma Power have been offering affordable, high speed cable Internet services for years. They provide the fiber optic backbone for Internet traffic that's sold to customers via one of three privately held Internet Service Providers or ISP's. Recently, Click! flipped the switch to upgrade speeds using the DOCSIS 3.0 standard.
If you have one of Click!, you just got your Internet speeds upgraded. Click now offers speed tiers of 6, 12, 20, 30, 55, and 100 Mbps. Some speeds will require that you have a DOCSIS 3.0 modem. The screenshot above is from the residential page for RainierConnect. Click!'s other ISP's are Advanced Stream and Net-Venture.
What does High Speed Internet have to do with Transit?
While not directly related - affordable high-speed Internet access has a lot to do with giving people alternatives to driving. It opens up possibilities for telecommuting, teleconferencing, file sharing and collaboration, computer gaming, online shopping, and all of the things the Internet has to offer.
This upgraded option for Tacoma helps to keep cars off of I-5, helps transit stay out of congestion, helps keep money in people's pockets and frees up more time to... well... take transit.