Suddenlink launches Gigabit broadband in selected markets

15 Jul 2015

Suddenlink, the US cableco that is in the process of being sold to European telecoms group Altice, has reportedly introduced downlink transmission speeds of up to 1Gbps in a handful of selected markets. The first areas to receive Gigabit connectivity are: Bryan-College Station (Texas); Nixa (Missouri) and Greenville and Rocky Mount (both North Carolina), with a number of other markets expected to follow in the near future.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Suddenlink is the seventh largest cable broadband operator in the United States, with more than 1.2 million residential and commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere.

In May this year Altice signed a definitive agreement to acquire 70% of the share capital in Suddenlink from existing shareholders BC Partners, CPP Investment Board and Suddenlink’s management; Altice will pay USD9.1 billion for the stake.

United States, Suddenlink Communications