Suddenlink boosts online video with 300Mbps connections
Michelle Clancy
| 23 June 2014
Regional triple-play operator Suddenlink has launched a new high speed Internet service with an online video-friendly download speed of 300Mbps and an upload speed of 15Mbps in the Austin, Texas, area.

Initial markets will be Leander and Pflugerville, with Georgetown to follow later this summer.

"Based on public reports and additional research, it appears AT&T U-verse has cherry-picked where it will offer its service, while Google Fiber is nowhere to be found," said Suddenlink senior director of operations Michael Naumann. "In contrast, we're making our 300-Meg service available to 100% of the residential areas we serve in these communities."

Georgetown, Leander and Pflugerville were also the first to get Suddenlink's 107Mbps service in March 2010, which at the time was the fastest download speed available from a major US provider.

Suddenlink also announced that, to date, it has activated nearly half of approximately 200 Wi-Fi access points planned for Georgetown, Leander and Pflugerville. These will provide high speed Internet customers free access to their Suddenlink service at various indoor and outdoor locations, including a number of parks and retail establishments, the company said.