Midland Becomes a Gig City

| September 03, 2015 | |

Andrews, Big Spring Also Launch 1 Gig Service
Other Internet Speeds to Be Increased at No Added Charge

MIDLAND, Texas (Sept. 3, 2015) – Suddenlink announced today that it is now offering a residential Internet service with an up to 1 Gigabit per second download speed in Midland, Andrews and Big Spring, placing these communities among the first Suddenlink-served communities in Texas to receive this service. 

Suddenlink also announced today that this week it also will be increasing certain other residential Internet speeds at no additional cost to customers. 

“Today’s announcement is the next step in Operation GigaSpeed, the company-wide plan we announced last August,” said Suddenlink Vice President of Operations Jason Gebhart.  “In sharp contrast to companies like Google and AT&T, which are offering a Gigabit service only to a few neighborhoods in primarily urban markets, we’re making our service available in all of the neighborhoods and households we are able to serve in Midland, Andrews and Big Spring.”

Gebhart added that local business owners also will have access to the new Gigabit service, along with customized services that Suddenlink has offered for many years and that are capable of multi-Gigabit speeds.

As part of Operation GigaSpeed, Suddenlink introduced a first phase of Internet speed increases in Midland, Andrews and Big Spring earlier this year.  In addition to launching the 1Gigabit Internet service today, residential high-speed Internet customers with current download speeds up to 75 and 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) this week will be 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 Midland, Andrews and Big Spring will then be up to 50, 100, and 200 Mbps, along with the now available up to 1 Gig service.

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Contacts

Sara Bustilloz
City of Midland
432-685-7593
sbustilloz@midlandtexas.gov

Gene Regan, Suddenlink
314-315-6485
gene.regan@suddenlink.com

 

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