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Altice USA Expands 1-Gig

Altice USA said it has launched 1 Gbps broadband service to four more Suddenlink markets:  Batesville and El Dorado, Ark.; Maryville, Mo; and Conroe, Texas.

In addition to launching 1-Gig service there, broadband subs in those markets will also see speeds of certain other tiers rise. Those who have been getting downstream speeds up to 75 Mbps and  100 Mbps, will be automatically upgraded to speeds up to 100 Mbps and 200 Mbps, respectively.

Currently, the standard Suddenlink residential internet download speeds in each region are now up to 50, 100, 200, and 400 Mbps, along with the new up to 1 Gbps.

Altice acquired Suddenlink Communications in December 2015, and has been moving forward on a 1-Gig initiative announced by Suddenlink in 2014 that focused on DOCSIS 3.0 technology on its HFC plant. Altice USA is also pushing ahead with a major FTTP upgrade.

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“Today’s announcement is the next step in Altice USA’s Operation GigaSpeed initiative to provide gigabit broadband service to our Suddenlink customers,” Altice USA co-president and COO Hakim Boubazine said in a statement.  “We are pleased that Suddenlink’s ultra-fast gigabit service is now available in all of the neighborhoods and to all of the households and businesses we serve throughout these four new ‘Gig Cities’.”

Boubazine noted that local businesses will also have access to the new gigabit service, along with customized services that deliver multi-gigabit speeds.