WideOpenWest said it will have DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1-gig services available in 95% of its footprint by February.
WOW started rolling out 1-gig services a year ago, integrating DOCSIS 3.1 on Arris E6000 converged cable access platform hardware. The Englewood, Colorado, provider first deployed DOCSIS 3.1 services a year ago in four markets: Huntsville and Auburn, Alabama; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Evansville, Indiana.
At the time, WOW CEO Steven Cochran downplayed Wow’s rush into the 1-gig space, declaring the company’s priority to lay in “edging out” its networks in select designated marketing areas.
“WOW’s previous network investments have enabled us to provide 1-gig services through existing coax plants with minimal capital expenditure. We are taking advantage of the opportunity to future-proof our entire network to power the data-hungry devices and connected gadgets our customers love,” Cochran said in a statement sent out today.
WOW currently prices residential 1-gig service at $79.99 a month with a two-year contract, and $89.99 a month without contract. The service has no data caps.
WOW raised $309 million in an initial public offering in 2016, which brought the company out of debt and enabled it to make network infrastructure upgrades.
WOW is set to report third-quarter earnings on Monday at 5:00 p.m. EST.