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Cox Communications joins Google, AT&T in the gigabit Internet race

Make room, Google and &t: communications wants a place at the table too. On Thursday, the Atlanta-based broadband and cable provider announced that it will roll out gigabit connections in Phoenix; Las Vegas; and Omaha, Nebraska, before expanding to all its markets by the end of 2016.

This puts in the ring with two large competitors with footholds in the high-speed Internet race. Google is already available in Kansas City, Missouri (service for Kansas City, Kansas, is under construction); Provo, Utah; and , . Google is also eyeing cities like Atlanta, San Antonio and Phoenix, and appears to have plans to deliver gigabit speeds via Wi-Fi. Meanwhile, has launched its U-verse with GigaPower service in Austin.

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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