Cox Communications is bringing gigabit speeds to Virginia residences
Cox Communications announced Tuesday that it will offer gigabit internet service for its residential customers in Virginia.
The option offers internet speeds that are 100 times faster than the average speed in the U.S. today. The company made the announcement today at the Viridian Reserve at Hickory in Chesapeake, where Cox's service will first become available in Virginia.
Cox, which has been providing gigabit-speed services to business customers for 10 years, said it launched a gigabit service in the Phoenix metropolitan area this month and that it would be available in all of Cox's market by 2016.
The gigabit service will offer internet speeds as fast as 1,000 megabits per second. Currently, Cox's two most popular tiers of Internet service offer 50 and 100 megabits per second.
Cox said Tuesday that it is the first national communications provider to offer gigabit internet service to residential customers in Virginia. Some smaller providers, such as Bristol Virginia Utilities, offer gigabit speeds.