Cox ‘Gigablast’ OK for Launch in Oklahoma

Cox Communications said it has lit up its 1-Gig residential offering,  “Gigablast” in Oklahoma, and now offers the new service to parts of ten states.

Cox announced the service launch today at the Oklahoma State Capitol. 

Cox is initially using FTTP to deliver gigabit speeds, but also has plans to use DOCSIS 3.1, an emerging multi-gigabit platform for HFC networks as Cox fulfills its plan to begin market- wide deployment of Gigabit services by the end of 2016. 

Cox has also launched Gigablast in parts of Rhode Island; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Omaha; San Diego; Orange County; Baton Rouge; Hampton Roads, Va.; Northwest Arkansas; Wichita;  and Tulsa. The MSO has been selling the 1-Gig service for $35 per month when bundled with other Cox services, or $99 per month as a standalone.

"This is an important development for Oklahoma, adding another quality of life factor that will help lure more businesses, families and young people to our state," Governor Fallin said, in a statement.

"Coupled with our 1,800 employees in Oklahoma 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,”  added Cox president Pat Esser.