Altice USA is extending its 1 Gbps internet service to Suddenlink customers in Alexandria and Pineville, Louisiana, marking the next step in the cable MSO’s broader Operation GigaSpeed initiative in its Suddenlink region.
While residential services are a key focus, Suddenlink plans to offer the 1 Gbps service to local businesses. Similar to other markets where it currently operates, the service provider will also offer its customized services that are capable of multi-Gigabit speeds.
Besides offering 1 Gbps service, Suddenlink is also increasing the speed of existing internet customers. Specifically, customers that currently subscribe to a 75 and 100 Mbps speed have been moved to 100 and 200 Mbps, respectively, at no added charge.
With these changes, the standard Suddenlink residential internet download speeds in Alexandria and Pineville are now up to 50, 100 and 200 Mbps, along with the new 1 Gbps service.
In Louisiana, Suddenlink 1 Gbps internet services are now available in Lake Charles, Sulphur, Bossier City and nearby communities, as well as Alexandria and Pineville.
Lousiana is just one state where Suddenlink is actively expanding its 1 Gbps presence leveraging DOCSIS 3.1 network infrastructure.
Earlier this year, Suddenlink’s parent Altice said it plans to bring 1 Gbps service to 250 communities in the Suddenlink territories, furthering the work that the regional MSO began prior to its acquisition by the European cable operator last May. The expansion would allow it to reach over 60 percent of its internet subscribers.
Throughout 2017, Altice plans to continue rolling out GigaSpeed 1 Gbps service, rounding out the nearly quarter-billion dollar investment it has made in this program.
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