Bryan-College Station first in Texas to receive Gigabit service

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Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz discusses Suddenlink announcement (City of College Station)

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Suddenlink is now offering Internet service with up to 1 Gigabit-per-second download speed throughout Bryan and College Station, making this area the first community in Texas to receive this Suddenlink service.

This is great news for the Brazos Valley area, and it puts us in front of other cities…
Councilmember James Benham

“This is great news for the Brazos Valley area, and it puts us in front of other cities – even larger metro areas – in offering communications services that are vital to future growth,” said City Councilmember and Research Valley Technology Council Chairman James Benham. “By making us their first 1-Gig city in Texas, Suddenlink is not only providing a great new service and a tool for economic development, but also showing a tremendous commitment to the growth and future of the Brazos Valley with its investments here.”

Suddenlink Southwest Region Senior Vice President of Operations Dave Gilles said the company’s initiative (Operation GigaSpeed) differs from those of Google and AT&T, which only offer Gigabit service to a few neighborhoods in primarily urban markets. “We’re making our service available in all of the neighborhoods and households passed by our network throughout the Bryan-College Station area,” said Gilles, adding that local businesses also have access to the new service, along with customized Suddenlink services capable of multi-Gigabit speeds.

“Access to this level of Internet speed is extremely important to our citizens and businesses – those who are here now, and those we hope to attract in the future,” said College Station Mayor Nancy Berry. “If you’re shopping around for a new city, this technology edge will be hard to pass up.”

As part of Operation GigaSpeed, Suddenlink introduced its first phase of Internet speed increases in Bryan-College Station in December. Residential high-speed Internet customers with current download speeds up to 75 and 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) will also be moved to services with download speeds up to 100 and 200 Mbps, respectively, at no added charge.

>> Read more from the Bryan-College Station Eagle
>> Read more from the Research Valley Partnership

 

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Contacts

James Benham, Research Valley Technology Council
979-764-3541

Skip Ogle, Suddenlink
903-245-3699