Cable One recently launched its 1-Gig (downstream) residential service in Twin Falls, Idaho, as the MSO moves ahead on a plan to deploy gigabit residential service across most of its footprint by the end of 2016.
To deliver GigaONE, Cable One is currently using DOCSIS 3.0 technology and modems that can bond up to 32 6-MHz-wide downstream channels. The service pairs a 1-Gig downstream with an upstream path that maxes out at 50 Mbps.
CableOne’s been selling the 1-Gig plan for $175 per month along with a 500 Gigabyte data plan. Cable One’s FAQ for GigaONE notes that additional data plans up to 2 terabytes are available. In 2013, Cable ONE eliminated a policy that charged extra when customers exceeded their monthly data usage caps. In its place is an “excessive use” policy that encourages customers to switch to a higher level of service if they exceed their data plan three or more times in a rolling 12-month period
"GigaONE will support the technology needs of the communities we serve, now and in the future," Joe Felbab, VP of marketing for Cable One, said in a statement. "We are excited to be able to offer Gigabit service to nearly 1.5 million homes in the markets we serve."
Cable One, which estimates it has invested more than $500 million over the past five years on network upgrades, serves about 700,000 customers in parts of 19 states.