Seventh largest US cable provider pledges to deliver gigabit speeds even to rural areas

August 11, 2014

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ST. LOUIS – 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.

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.

Suddenlink Chairman and CEO Jerry 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.

Suddenlink Communications

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