Arizona-based Cable ONE, a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, has announced that it intends to improve services in the ‘majority’ of its 42 markets by 2014 through a USD60 million investment programme. The upgrade will see the cableco upgrade nearly 50,000 amplifiers, install more than 600 new nodes, replace 800 miles of cable, and deploy approximately 600 miles worth of fibre-optic infrastructure. Cable ONE president and CEO Tom Might commented: ‘We are confident that this investment will ensure that our customers will receive superior service in the speed, reliability, and the overall performance of our services’.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, as at 31 December 2012 Cable ONE claimed a broadband subscriber base of 459,235, up from 451,082 twelve months previously. The carrier currently provides service in 19 US states, namely Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, South Dakota and Washington. The company offers maximum download speeds of 50Mbps to residential users – excepting users in parts of Odessa, TX and Fargo, ND.