Within the year, Cox Communications has gone from offering gigabit broadband to 40% of its footprint to 90% of potential subscribers in its geographic area.
On Monday, Cox sent out a press release disclosing that nine of ten customers can choose gigabit broadband. This time next year, 99% of those living in the operator's footprint will be able to use that same high-speed service to celebrate the holidays by Facetiming with absent friends and family -- or use Cox Gigablast when they hide away from an overload of social niceties for a round of the latest high-speed, zero-latency-tolerating multi-player online game.
It was about 12 months ago, give or take a week or two, when Cox announced 40% of its footprint could access gigabit service. The provider stated at that time:
"Because the latest cable broadband technology (DOCSIS 3.1) is being deployed over Cox's existing network, the company will roll out Gigablast at a faster pace. The company is projected to make gigabit speeds available to 99% of households by the end of 2019."
Apparently, Cox is on-track to meet that deadline.
— Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News. Follow us on Twitter or @alisoncdiana.