Suddenlink, the St. Louis based rural cable MSO, announced the expansion of what it claims is “nation’s fastest residential Internet service,” 107 Mb/s, to additional markets in Texas. The 107 Mb/s capability is impressive, but as a Telecompetitor commenter pointed out to us, it’s not the fastest residential broadband tier in the country – but I digress. New markets to receive the DOCSIS 3.0 (D3) powered service include Tyler and Whitehouse, Texas.
Suddenlink also announced the expansion of a lesser D3 powered broadband tier of 50 Mb/s to additional markets in Louisiana and Missouri. These moves are a part of Suddenlink’s network upgrade project called Project Imagine, which among other things, aims to increase HD channel capacity and expand D3 capability.
We probably can’t draw a direct correlation between Project Imagine and Suddenlink’s recent operational success. But these efforts certainly don’t hurt as evidenced by Suddenlink’s recent increase of 92,000 revenue generating units in the past quarter, the most in the company’s history.