Lubbock Becomes a Gig City

| September 02, 2015 | |

Shallowater, Wolfforth, Post also Get the New Service
Other Internet Speeds Have Been Increased at No Added Charge

LUBBOCK, Texas (Sept. 2, 2015) – Suddenlink announced today that it is now offering an Internet service with an up to 1 Gigabit per second download speed in Lubbock, Shallowater, Wolfforth and Post, making this area one of the first Suddenlink-served communities 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. 

“Today’s announcement is the next step in Operation GigaSpeed, the company-wide plan we announced last August,” said Suddenlink Regional 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 we are able to serve throughout the Lubbock 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.

“This faster, high-speed Internet offering is a tremendous tool for our businesses, residents and education communities,” said Lubbock Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Eddie McBride. “The enhanced ability to connect and communicate with the world will help local businesses grow and will be attractive to new businesses. We’re fortunate to have a partner like Suddenlink for many reasons, and the company’s commitment to offer this service here in the Hub City and the South Plains is just the latest.”

As part of Operation GigaSpeed, Suddenlink introduced a first phase of Internet speed increases in the Lubbock area 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) 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 Lubbock, Shallowater, Wolfforth and Post are now up to 50, 100, and 200 Mbps, along with the new up to 1 Gig service.

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Tammi Boozer
Lubbock Chamber
[email protected]

Gene Regan
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