Suddenlink Expands Gigabit Reach

Suddenlink Communications announced on its official blog on October 28 that the MSO has deployed its residential 1-Gig offering in three more markets – Bossier City, La.; and Tyler and Victoria, Texas.

A developer for Santa Rita Ranch, an area near the Georgetown, Texas, area, announced separately that Suddenlink is now offering 1-Gig to residential subscribers there. 

Update: Suddenlink announced on November 2 that it has also rolled out 1-gig in its entire Georgetown, Texas, systems, as well as Jonesboro and Pocahontas, Ark. With all of them factored in, Suddenlink said it has expanded 1-Gig to six new markets. 

As has been the case in prior 1 Gig launches, Suddenlink also increased certain other residential Internet speeds at no additional cost to customers.  With each 1 Gigabit launch, residential high-speed Internet customers with current download speeds up to 75 and 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) have been moved to services with download speeds up to 100 and 200 Mbps, respectively, at no added charge. Suddenlink’s standard residential Internet download speeds in these communities are now up to 50, 100, and 200 Mbps, along with the now available up to 1 Gig service.

Local business owners also have access to Suddenlink’s 1 Gig service, along with customized services that Suddenlink has offered for many years that are capable of multi-Gigabit speeds.

To date, Suddenlink has launched an up to 1 Gigabit service in the following 24 areas and a number of nearby communities.

July 2015 

  • Missouri: Nixa
  • North Carolina: Greenville, Rocky Mount
  • Texas: Bryan, College Station

September 2015

  • Arkansas: Russellville
  • Oklahoma: Stillwater
  • Texas: Andrews, Big Spring, Huntsville, Kingwood, Lubbock, Midland

October 2015

  • Arizona: Flagstaff
  • Arkansas: Jonesboro, Pocahontas
  • Louisiana: Bossier City
  • Oklahoma: Enid
  • Texas: Abilene, Georgetown, Lufkin, Terrell, Tyler, Victoria

Suddenlink, which is being acquired by Altice Group, introduced its 1-Gig (downstream) offering, paired with a 50 Mbps upstream, in July using DOCSIS 3.0 technology.

The standalone offering runs about $109 per month, but comes at a reduced price when paired with other Suddenlink services. All of Suddenlink’s residential broadband services come with usage-based policies that charge extra for additional buckets of data if customers exceed their monthly allotments.  The top data plan posted online is fitted with a monthly soft cap of 550 gigabytes.

Here’s a list of other Suddenlink markets that offer the 1-Gig residential service:

-Arkansas: Jonesboro and Russellville.

-Arizona: Flagstaff.

-Missouri: Nixa and Ozark.

-North Carolina: Greenville and Rocky Mount.

-Oklahoma: Enid and Stillwater.

-Texas: Abilene, Andrews, Big Spring, Bryan, College Station, Huntsville, Kingwood, Lubbock, Lufkin, Midland, and Terrell.