Altice USA says it is on track to deploy fiber to reach 1 million newly constructed homes by the end of 2018.

Design and construction has started for “several hundred thousand” homes in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, the company adds.

“We are incredibly pleased with the progress we are making on our fiber investment and look forward to lighting up this new, advanced network to enable innovative products and services to support our customers’ connectivity needs well into the future,” Altice USA Chairman and CEO Dexter Goei comments.

In 2016, Altice revealed plans for its fiber-to-the home (FTTH) network rollout with the ability to deliver speeds of up to 10 Gbps, skipping the DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade protocol.

The company this week indicates it is continuing to deploy enhanced services to customers over its existing hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) network.

Altice recently launched gigabit service in seven cities across states including Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma, bringing 1 Gbps broadband service to more than 60 percent of its Suddenlink footprint.

As for the company’s Optimum footprint, it’s now offering speeds of up to 400 Mbps for residential customers and 450 Mbps for business customers. 

Altice France and Altice Portugal have both also announced plans to bring fiber to all of their countries.