Spectrum, formerly Time Warner Cable, introduced gigabit speeds on internet service in the Kansas City area, joining other providers in the market.
The service, called Internet Gig, launched this week at the cost of $104.99 a month in areas the company currently serves, which include Leavenworth, Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Kansas City, Kan., Lee’s Summit, Liberty and Platte City.
Spectrum said the faster speed allows customers who sign up to “stream video, play online games, download music and more across multiple devices without sacrificing performance.”
Its announcement said the service is available without contracts or data caps and includes home Wi-Fi and a modem.
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Comcast launched gigabit speeds in Olathe and Independence earlier this year. Its website said the Xfinity service’s gigabit speeds also are available in other Jackson County communities on the Missouri side, including Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Raymore and Raytown. Pricing information was not immediately available.
Consolidated Communications offers gigabit internet services in some area communities for $70.
Spectrum also said it increased download speeds on its internet packages so that the lowest tier would have up to 200 megabits per second download speeds, up from 100 mps service that began in January.
Faster speeds mean customers will be able to more quickly see websites load on connected devices at their homes.