First Cox cable customers to get gigabit internet later this year

Cox is planning to become the first major residential cable operator to offer gigabit internet service. The third-place provider (behind Comcast and Time Warner Cable) announced this week that it will start to bring gigabit service to its first residential locations by the fourth quarter of this year, according to The Wall Street Journal.

The very first buildings to get the super high-speed internet service will be select new construction projects in Phoenix, Arizona; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Omaha, Nebraska. Unfortunately, expansion of gigabit service to all of Cox’s regions isn’t even set to begin until 2016, but a select few should be enjoying a wide pipe to the internet by the end of this year. If the company keeps to its plans, some…

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