Cox to Test Residential Gigabit Internet28 May, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
Following the lead of Google and CenturyLink and their 1-gigabit Internet offerings, Cox Communications announced it will soon test 1-gigabit Internet speeds in several U.S. communities, with a planned marketwide deployment by the end of 2016.
Some entire neighborhoods in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha will see the high-speed offering first, with Cox also offering gigabit speeds to units in select new condominiums and apartments in those cities.
"We are excited about our road map to offer gigabit speeds to all of our residential customers," said Cox 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."
Cox also said it will double the speeds of its most popular tiers of internet service for all customers in 2014, with Cox High Speed Internet Preferred customers seeing a 50% increase to 50 megabits per second, and Cox High Speed Internet Premier customers seeing a 50% increase to 100 megabits per second.
"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," Esser said. "We will continue to invest in our network and our product capabilities to help our customers connect to the things they care about most."