With close investments $950 million over the past three years, the Cable One family of brands (Sparklight, Fidelity, Hargray and ValuNet) has built a robust and reliable network with the power and capability to support the digital future of more than one million customers that it serves, as well as how to extend broadband service to previously unserved or underserved areas.
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“Our investment strategy ensures our customers have access to a cutting-edge network designed to handle future technological advancements and reflects our deep commitment to addressing digital equity across our entire footprint,” said Julie Laulis, President and CEO of Cable One. “Looking to the future, we are laying the foundation for 10 gigabit (10G) speeds and investing in a new era of innovation that will not only further enrich the lives of our customers, but contribute to the economic development of the communities we serve. .”
With faster symmetric speeds, lower latency, increased reliability and improved security, 10G will deliver internet connectivity 10 times faster than current speeds, transforming the customer experience, creating new possibilities for smart cities, connected homes, communication, healthcare, education, entertainment and more.
In preparation for the upcoming launch of DOCSIS 4.0, the cornerstone of the industry’s 10G platform, Cable One is upgrading its network return path to enable symmetric multi-Gig broadband Internet service; recover the spectrum used for traditional linear video; and upgrading plant capacity to 1.8 GHz – while pushing fiber deeper into neighborhoods to maximize available bandwidth for every home served and preparing the network for future capacity upgrades.
“We are implementing the necessary upgrades to our networks to deliver symmetric multi-Gig speeds to our residential customers over the next few years,” Laulis said. “We will continue to make profitable capital investments as part of our efforts to ensure that our network is never an obstacle to supporting and improving the ever-changing needs of our customers.”