Altice rolls DOCSIS 3.0-powered ‘GigaSpeed’ into four more cities

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Altice USA announced deployment of DOCSIS 3.0-powered 1-gig services in cities in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas.

Altice USA announced deployment of DOCSIS 3.0-powered 1-gig services into four more cities within its Suddenlink Communications footprint, upping the number of cities and towns with access to the provider's “GigaSpeed” product to 45.

The deployments include Batesville and El Dorado, Arkansas; Maryville, Missouri; and Conroe, Texas.

“Today’s announcement is the next step in Altice USA’s Operation GigaSpeed initiative to provide gigabit broadband service to our Suddenlink customers,” said Hakim Boubazine, co-president and COO of Altice USA, in a statement.

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Altice has committed to establishing gigabit speeds across its acquired Cablevision footprint with a fiber-to-the-home buildout, which the operator hopes will bring 10 Gbps speeds to all situated customers by 2020.

A small portion of that fiber buildout will impact customers in the erstwhile Suddenlink footprint. But by and large, Altice will continue with Suddenlink management’s plan to cover the footprint with DOCSIS 3.0 powered service. 

In addition to offering 1 Gbps in the specified regions, Altice has automatically increased user speeds of 75 Mbps and 100 Mbps to 100 Mbps and 200 Mbps, respectively.