Cox Launches Gigabit Internet in Wichita

Cox Communications has launched its G1GABLAST gigabit Internet service for residential customers in Wichita, KS. In addition to speeds up to ...

Cox Business has made a couple of big wins with major venues in Las Vegas.
Cox Business has made a couple of big wins with major venues in Las Vegas.

Cox Communications has launched its G1GABLAST gigabit Internet service for residential customers in Wichita, KS. In addition to speeds up to 1 Gbps, the service includes a high-speed WiFi router, 1 TB of cloud storage, Cox Security Suite and Family Protection and 10 email boxes each with 15 GB of storage.

Cox is deploying residential gigabit Internet speeds to new developments in Wichita and in Cox locations across the country. G1GABLAST is currently available in parts of 12 states, and Cox plans to have gigabit speeds available in all of its markets by the end of the year. Cox has been deploying multi-gig speeds to businesses for more than 11 years.

"We are excited to deliver the choice of gigabit speeds to our customers," said Cox Communications President Pat Esser. "Coupled with our 1,200 employees in Kansas and more than 24,000 nationwide, our latest investments and the deployment of the fastest speeds available are powering economic growth and development for businesses and residents of the communities we serve."

While focused on bringing gigabit speeds to its residential customers, Cox also plans to increase its Ultimate package to 300 Mbps and Premier package to 150 Mbps later this year.

Cox first announced the gigabit service, which is based on RFoG, at the NCTA's Cable Show in May 2014. The first deployment was in Phoenix later that year.

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