WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone, a provider of triple play services, is launching broadband speeds up to one gigabit per second in five U.S. markets by the end of 2016.
The rollout will provide gigabit speeds to thousands of residential and business customers in Huntsville and Auburn, AL; Evansville, IN; Knoxville, TN; and Grosse Pointe Shores, MI.
In Evansville and Auburn, the firm will be the first service provider to bring residents and small businesses the new gigabit service. It might be noteworthy that the gigabit launch is supplied both by hybrid fiber coax and fiber to home facilities.
These days, in the fixed network Internet access market, access platform matters less than headline speed.
The company provides Internet access and triple play service in 20 markets, primarily in the Midwest and Southeast, including Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kansas, Maryland, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.
At December 31, 2015, the firm’s networks passed three million homes and served 778,000 total customers, reflecting a total customer penetration rate of 26 percent.
The company typically operates in affluent suburban communities and have a customer base with income levels above the national average, the company says.