ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW) today announced the availability of WOW! 1 Gig, its 1 gigabit per second Internet service, to more than 95 percent of the company’s customers and network footprint. WOW! is one of the first Internet providers to offer 1 Gig services to such a large portion of its customers.
Since WOW!’s commitment to bring 1 Gig services to nearly every customer, the company has introduced the service to nine markets, including: Cleveland, Ohio; Charleston, South Carolina and Pinellas, Florida. Today, WOW! has completed its rollout of 1 Gig services to the entirety of Columbus, Georgia, and large portions of Huntsville and Montgomery, Alabama, finalizing the proposed roll out.
The 1 Gig rollout allows WOW! to provide its fastest Internet speeds, free of data caps, to nearly every residential and business customer across the WOW! footprint. With Fiber-to-the-Neighborhood connectivity, subscribers can now enjoy one of the fastest broadband experiences available.
When paired with the appropriate equipment and 1 Gig-compatible devices, a 1 Gig (1,000 Mbps) Internet connection can allow users to download a full length HD movie in 36 seconds, or 25 songs in 1 second.
“Almost every household and business is connecting more devices and using more data today than they did even one year ago,” said Teresa Elder, CEO of WOW!. “As Internet-connected devices and appliances continue to proliferate, our 1 Gig Internet service allows customers to browse, stream, game, and conduct business at the fastest speeds available.”
Stable, fast broadband networks are a vital component for any growing municipality. Businesses, hospitals, manufacturing, institutions of higher education and even telecommuters are increasingly choosing cities, towns and communities that can offer broadband networks and Internet connectivity that can grow along with their needs.
With bandwidth requirements for businesses expected to increase by 30 percent each year, WOW! 1 Gig gives customers the flexibility to expand their Internet connection along with their growing business so that small business customers can enjoy enterprise-level speeds at a small business price. WOW!’s 1 Gig business services are backed by their exceptional customer service and a commitment to customizing Internet, phone and cloud-based services to fit each individual business.
Upgrading to WOW! 1 Gig Internet will be easy for existing WOW! customers, requiring only a new modem to enjoy the fastest broadband experience in markets that offer coax-based 1 Gig Internet speed.