Make room, Google and #at&t: #cox communications wants a place at the #gigabit table too. On Thursday, the Atlanta-based broadband and cable provider announced that it will roll out gigabit #internet connections in Phoenix; Las Vegas; and Omaha, Nebraska, before expanding to all its markets by the end of 2016.
This puts #cox communications in the ring with two large competitors with footholds in the high-speed Internet race. Google #fiber is already available in Kansas City, Missouri (service for Kansas City, Kansas, is under construction); Provo, Utah; and #austin, #texas. Google is also eyeing cities like Atlanta, San Antonio and Phoenix, and appears to have plans to deliver gigabit speeds via Wi-Fi. Meanwhile, #at&t has launched its U-verse with GigaPower service in Austin.
#google fiber and AT&T’s gigabit services are priced at $70 per month, though AT&T’s plan has some strings attached. Cox didn’t mention pricing in its announcement.
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