Bryan & College Station Become Gig Cities 

| July 09, 2015 | |

A First for Suddenlink-Served Communities in Texas
Other Internet Speeds to Be Increased at No Added Charge 

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas (July 9, 2015) – Suddenlink announced today that it is now offering throughout Bryan and College Station an Internet service with an up to 1 Gigabit per second download speed, making this area the first Suddenlink-served community in Texas to receive this service.

Suddenlink also announced today that it has increased certain other residential Internet speeds at no additional cost to customers.

“This is great news for the Brazos Valley area, and puts us out front of other cities – even larger metro areas – in offering communications services that are vital to future growth,” said City Councilman and Research Valley Technology Council Chairman James Benham.  “By making us their first 1 Gig city in Texas, Suddenlink is not only providing a great new service and a tool for economic development, but also showing a tremendous commitment to the growth and future of the Brazos Valley with its investments here.”

“Today’s announcement is the next step in Operation GigaSpeed, the company-wide plan we announced last August,” said Suddenlink Southwest Region Senior Vice President of Operations Dave Gilles.  “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 passed by our network throughout the Bryan-College Station area.”

Gilles 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.

“Access to this level of Internet speed is extremely important to our citizens and businesses — those who are here now, and those we hope to attract in the future,” said College Station Mayor Nancy Berry. “If you’re shopping around for a new city, this technology edge will be hard to pass up.”

“This area has historically offered tremendous resources to help businesses and our hard working citizens be successful.  Suddenlink will be providing an added critical resource for businesses and our residents with its new 1 Gigabit service,” said Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski.  “The Brazos Valley has never been more attractive as an innovative place to live, work, research and create.”

Congressman Bill Flores said, “Suddenlink’s investment to bring Gig broadband service to the Brazos Valley area makes our communities even more attractive as a place to live and work.”

“The Chamber is pleased that one of our long time members, Suddenlink, has made our community one of the first in Texas to offer up to 1 Gigabit per second download speed capability to our local residents,” said Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Royce Hickman. “This is truly groundbreaking news that will have a strong positive impact on our citizens.”

As part of Operation GigaSpeed, Suddenlink introduced a first phase of Internet speed increases in Bryan and College Station in December.  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) are being 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 the Bryan and College Station area are now up to 50, 100, and 200 Mbps, along with the now available up to 1 Gig service.

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James Benham, Research Valley Technology Council
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Skip Ogle, Suddenlink
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