LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from Altice USA:
Suddenlink, which is operated by Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), today announces plans to build a 100% fiber broadband network to reach homes and businesses it serves in the Lubbock area.
The Lubbock fiber build, which is expected to begin in mid-2022, is part of the company’s multi-year initiative to deploy full-fiber services in the Suddenlink footprint. The company expects to invest more than $500 million in Texas over the next four years to bring fiber services to the communities it serves throughout the state.
Suddenlink’s Broadband Network in Lubbock
Suddenlink currently delivers 1 Gigabit internet service in the Lubbock area to power the connectivity needs of today’s ultra-connected households and businesses.
Suddenlink also delivers full-fiber broadband services to enterprise customers across the state of Texas, powering large businesses, hospitals, K-12 schools, universities, and government buildings with the fastest fiber technology.
Suddenlink’s Fiber Expansion
The company’s network today includes hundreds of miles of fiber in and out of Lubbock, and now with this expansion, Suddenlink will be extending fiber even deeper into the network to enable faster broadband service, including multi-gig speeds, with symmetrical download and upload speeds.
Suddenlink estimates that the fiber build will be completed in phases over 12 to 24 months. Throughout the fiber build process, residents will see more trucks and technicians in the area as fiber is being deployed. The build should not cause any disruption to current Suddenlink services, and the company will communicate with customers when they can begin signing up for fiber services.
“As a long-time broadband and connectivity provider in Lubbock, we are proud to announce plans to invest further in the region by building a 100% full-fiber broadband network to reach the homes and businesses we serve throughout the area,” said Matt Marino, Executive Vice President of Consumer Services for Altice USA / Suddenlink. “We look forward to breaking ground on the network this year and, in the meantime, continue to offer our local customers in Lubbock our premier 1 Gigabit broadband service.”
Said Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope: “I am glad Suddenlink is investing in Lubbock by bringing fiber broadband services to our residents and businesses. Internet access is increasingly important, and it is a huge benefit for cities like Lubbock to have 100% fiber technologies. Lubbock is a very attractive place to live and work and a fiber broadband network makes it even more desirable.”
Suddenlink in the Lubbock Community
In addition to the fiber expansion, Suddenlink will open two new retail stores in Lubbock later this year, bringing new jobs to the area as well as more ways to serve its local customers.
Suddenlink is also committed to supporting the local community through donations to public schools, empowering the next generation of innovators through STEM activities, partnerships with local organizations and providing grants to small businesses.
Additionally, the company participates in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides eligible households with a benefit of up to $30 per month to reduce the cost of broadband service.
Suddenlink also offers TV, home phone, and the Optimum Mobile wireless service, which comes at a significant savings for Suddenlink internet customers.
To learn more, visit suddenlink.com/texasfiber.
About Altice USA
Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, video, mobile, proprietary content, and advertising services to more than 5 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands. The company operates a4, an advanced advertising and data business, which provides audience-based, multiscreen advertising solutions to local, regional, and national businesses and advertising clients. Altice USA also offers hyper-local, national, international, and business news through its News 12, Cheddar News and i24NEWS networks.
(Press release from Altice USA)