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Mediacom is delivering 1 Gbps internet service to 55 communities in South Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

This continues the cable operator’s gigabit rollout, which hit a milestone of 1,000 ‘Gigabit Cities’ back in July when it added 82 communities in Missouri and Kansas to its roster.

With the most recent deployments, Mediacom now offers 1 Gbps speeds in more than 1,200 communities across the United States. Along with each gigabit deployment, Medicom also introduces a new 500 Mbps service tier.

 The company boasts that it was the first major U.S. cable company to fully transition to the DOCSIS 3.1-based platform, and intends to utilize the technology to bring 1 Gbps services to almost all of the 3 million homes and businesses in Mediacom’s 22 state footprint.

“Creating true gigabit communities across our national footprint was a central component of the 3-year, $1 billion capital expenditure plan announced by Mediacom in 2016,” Doug Frank, group vice president for Mediacom’s Coastal Region, comments. “Our aggressive rollout of gigabit speeds has provided dozens of cities and towns across South Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with a distinct technological advantage in today’s global market place.”

Mediacom says that additional gigabit internet launches will be announced on a market by market basis during the rest of the year, as DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems become more readily available. The company indicates that 36 more communities in Florida and Alabama will be announced within the next month.

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