CableONE to launch gigabit Internet

Published 8:47 pm Saturday, November 14, 2015

Beginning in 2016, the Internet will get a lot faster for some Brookhavenites.

Cable ONE recently announced it will be launching GigaONE at the beginning of the new year for all their service areas.

GigaONE will allow speeds of up to 1 gigabyte per second, or 1,000 megabytes per second. Cable ONE’s fastest package in Brookhaven is currently 70 megabytes per second. Upload speeds are expected to be up to 50 megabytes per second. The upload speed on CableONE’s fastest package available in Brookhaven is currently 6 megabytes per second.

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“GigaONE will support the technology needs of the communities we serve, now and in the future,” said Joe Felbab, vice president of marketing for Cable ONE. “We are excited to be able to offer gigabit service to nearly 1.5 million homes in the markets we serve.”

The new service will be provided over existing hybrid fiber-coax networks in residential areas.

“The benefit of this type of delivery is increased reliability, and in combination with our 32-channel bonding, it allows us to offer gig service to all of our customers in the entire city, as opposed to offering it to only specific areas of the city as many companies have been doing,” John Hilbert, general manager of Cable ONE in Brookhaven, said.

The new project is the result of more than $500 million spent on network upgrades and enhancements. Hilbert said GigaONE’s speeds will be 40 times faster than the average speed currently offered in the United States.

“Gigabit Internet service will not only provide our customers with the faster speeds they need as families continue to connect multiple devices in their homes, but it is critical to the economic growth and development of the city of Brookhaven,” he said.

With the new speed, customers will be able to download a high-definition movie in 60 seconds or less, download 100 songs in four seconds and download a game in 29 seconds.

“Our extensive fiber network deployment and continued investment in improving and expanding our network enables us to offer the fastest, most reliable Internet connections at the best value, while contributing to the economic development of the communities we serve,” Felbab said.

One major difference in GigaONE and many other gigabit services is that once a city becomes active all the customers within the service area will have access to the new technology. CableONE has invested more than $500 million over the past five years on network upgrades and enhancements in order to bring the latest technology and fastest speeds to its customers.

“Cable ONE will be the first provider in the majority of our markets to offer gigabit speeds to residential customers,” Felbab said. “We’ve been committed for decades to serving smaller cities and towns, and we are delighted to provide them with the latest technology to make them gig cities in 2016.”

A timeline and prices have not yet been announced. Approximately 2,000 customers are served in Brookhaven.

For more information visit or call 1-877-692-2253.