Faster internet is coming to residents of Bossier Parish through Suddenlink's "Operation GigaSpeed."

According to a press release from Suddenlink:

Suddenlink announced today that it is now offering an Internet service with an up to 1 Gigabit per second download speed in Bossier City, Bossier Parish, Haughton, Benton and Barksdale Air Force Base, making them the first Suddenlink-served communities in Louisiana to receive this service. 
 
Suddenlink also announced today that it is increasing certain other residential Internet speeds at no additional cost to customers. 
 
“Today’s announcement is the next step in Operation GigaSpeed, the company-wide plan we announced in August of 2014,” said Suddenlink Vice President of Operations Robbie Lee.  “In sharp contrast to companies like Google and AT&T, which are offering a Gigabit service only to a few neighborhoods in primarily urban markets, we’re making our service available in all of the neighborhoods and households we are able to serve in Bossier City and these nearby communities.”
 
As part of Operation GigaSpeed, Suddenlink introduced a first phase of Internet speed increases in the Bossier City area earlier this year.  In addition to launching the 1Gigabit Internet service today, residential high-speed Internet customers with current download speeds up to 75 and 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) are being moved to services with download speeds up to 100 and 200 Mbps, respectively, at no added charge.