Multiple companies are hard at work to bring gigabit internet to residential users in the United States, even Google is taking part in this effort through its Fiber program. It’s up against behemoths like AT&T and Comcast who have steadily been rolling out their gigabit services in various markets across the country. Cox Communications is in the fray as well and today the company confirmed that its gigabit internet service is now available in more cities in the United States.
Cox’s gigabit internet service is already available in Omaha, Nebraska and Las Vegas. These two markets were part of Cox’s original plans revealed back in May last year.
The G1gablast service from Cox is also available in select areas of Phoenix, Arizona and Irvine, California. This summer the service will arrive in Arkansas, Louisiana, Rhode Island, Oklahoma and Virginia according to Cox.
Cox plans to ensure that its gigabit service is live in all markets that it serves by the end of next year. The company has around six million customers across 13 states.
Nevertheless Cox is rolling out G1gablast faster and is already in more markets than Google Fiber, plus its roll out plans are more aggressive than AT&T, which is slowly expanding the reach of its GigaPower gigabit internet service.