Suddenlink has announced a program intended to provide one Gigabit per second service to households.

The service, dubbed Operation GigaSpeed by the company, was approved an investment of nearly a quarter-billion dollars. According to Sudenlink, the money will be used to upgrade network and in-home equipment and complete a conversion to all-digital video.

Suddenlink Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Kent expects most of the 1 Gigabit area launches to be completed with two years of the initial launch.

“While companies like Google and AT&T are offering or planning to offer one Gigabit service in a relatively few, selected neighborhoods in urban and large suburban cities, we will take it to small and mid-sized markets and rural areas.” Kent said. “And in those communities, it will be available to 100 percent of our customers.”

Suddenlink has announced that it will communicate additional regional details as they are forthcoming.

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