The move will bring its service in line with Google's fiber rollout in
cities such as Kansas City and Provo, Utah, and Austin, Texas; and an
AT&T rollout in Austin.
Cox also said it plans to add 1 Gbps Internet speed to any new
residential construction project in its footprint nationwide in places
such as San Diego; Providence, Rhode Island; Orange County, California;
Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Tucson, Arizona.
It plans to spread the faster rate to the rest of its service area by the end of 2016.
The company also plans to double the most popular tiers of Internet
service for all its customers this year — boosting those with 25 Mbps to
50 Mbps and those with 50 Mbps to 100 Mpbs. The two tiers represent 70
percent of all Cox's customers.
Privately held Cox serves about 6 million customers. It is the third largest U.S. cable company.