Cox to offer residential gigabit speeds
Cox Communications – the third-ranked US cable MSO – has revealed plans to roll out gigabit Internet speeds across its markets nationwide. The company will start with new residential construction projects and new and existing neighbourhoods in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha. In all Cox locations, the company will begin market-wide deployment of gigabit speeds by the end of 2016.
“We are excited about our road map to offer gigabit speeds to all of our residential customers,” said Cox Communications President Pat Esser. “Starting today, we will begin deploying new technology and infrastructure that will give customers the choice of gigabit speeds in all markets we serve.”
In addition to offering gigabit service to neighborhoods, Cox will offer gigabit speeds to units in select new condominiums and apartments and Wi-Fi will be available in common areas of the developments.
As Cox begins its deployment of gigabit service to new residential developments, the company also said it will double the speeds on its most popular tiers of Internet service for all customers this year. Cox High Speed Internet Preferred will increase from 25 megabits per second to 50 megabits per second. Cox High Speed Internet Premier will increase from 50 megabits per second to 100 megabits per second. These tiers represent more than 70 percent of Cox’s high-speed internet customers. Over the last 12 years, Cox has increased broadband speeds 800 percent.
“Cox has been the digital communications leader in our markets over the past two decades, leading on speed, availability and customer choice and working to continually improve broadband for all customers,” said Esser. “We will continue to invest in our network and our product capabilities to help our customers connect to the things they care about most.”
In the last 10 years, Cox has invested more than $15 billion in its communities through infrastructure upgrades to deliver video, phone and high-speed Internet service to homes and businesses in the company’s service area.