news US-based telco and entertainment provider Cox Communications has announced the launch of a gigabit Internet service for residential customers called “G1GABLASTSM”, that it claims offers speeds “100 times faster” than the average speed in the country.
Cox is initially deploying the gigabit speeds to new residential developments in Wichita and other locations across the US.
The new service is currently available in 12 states and the company said it plans to offer the product in all of its markets by the end of this year.
G1GABLAST offers broadband speeds “as fast as 1,000 megabits per second”, according to the firm, and comes with a high-speed Wi-Fi router, a terabyte of cloud storage, security tools and 10 email boxes each with 15 gigabytes of storage.
“Coupled with our 1,200 employees in Kansas and more than 24,000 nationwide, our latest investments and the deployment of the fastest speeds available are powering economic growth and development for businesses and residents of the communities we serve,” said Cox Communications President Pat Esser.
While gigabit broadband is not yet available across all the company’s markets, Cox said it will also increase its Ultimate package to 300 mbps and Premier package to 150 mbps later this year.
The telco added that it has “consistently increased Internet speeds” for all of its packages, including increasing its most popular package “more than 1000%” over the past 15 years.
“Cox has always had an evolving and dynamic plan to continue to advance our services to meet the growing demands of our customers,” said the firm’s Kansas Market Vice President, Coleen Jennison. “By bringing gigabit internet speeds to the market, Cox is once again ensuring our technology readiness long into the future.”
In the last 10 years, Cox has invested more than $15 billion in infrastructure upgrades to deliver video, phone and high-speed Internet, and home security and automation service to homes and businesses.
Cox said it will be demonstrating the new G1GABLAST service at community events throughout the region and at its retail stores.