Quarter-Billion-Dollar Investment to Make 1 Gig Service Widely Available
ST. LOUIS (August 11, 2014)– Suddenlink today announced a program that will progressively boost Internet speeds
and make a 1 Gigabit per second service available to virtually all of the company’s customers.
“Earlier this year, PC Magazine singled us out as one of the top broadband service providers in the U.S.,” said Suddenlink Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Kent. “This program will help us build on that distinction,
extend our broadband leadership, and continue providing the best customer experience possible.”
To support the effort, known internally as Operation GigaSpeed, Suddenlink’s board of directors last week approved an investment of almost a quarter-billion dollars, above and beyond other capital improvements. The company will use the funds to upgrade network and in-home equipment and complete its conversion to all-digital video.
Kent added: “While companies like Google and AT&T are offering or planning to offer 1 Gigabit service in a relatively few, selected neighborhoods in urban and large suburban cities, we will take it to small and mid-sized
markets and rural areas, and in those communities, it will be available to 100 percent of our customers.”
Kent said he expects nearly half of the planned 1 Gigabit launches to be completed next year and most of the
remainder the following year. In addition, while Suddenlink already offers its business customers a range of
custom services capable of multi-Gigabit speeds, the company also plans to enhance its standard commercial services
through this project. Suddenlink will communicate additional details to customers after the investments are started
in each community and again when 1 Gigabit speeds are available.
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Suddenlink (suddenlink.com) is the seventh largest cable broadband company in the United States, supporting
the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential and
commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere.
Suddenlink simplifies its customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV,
Internet, phone and other services.