Cogeco Inc. has staked out parts of Ontario for a gigabit expansion that features its DOCSIS 3.1 technology, it said in a Friday release. The Montreal-based cable company announced the high-speed offerings will now be available to residential and business customers in Acton, Amherstview, Ancaster, Bath, Beamsville, Burlington, Campbellville, Carlisle, Dundas, Elora, Fergus, Flamborough, Freelton, Gananoque, Georgetown, Greenville, Grimsby, Hamilton, Kingston, Millgrove, Millhaven, Milton, Napanee, Oakville, Odessa, Rockwood, Speyside, Stewarttown, Stoney Creek, Vineland, Waterdown and Winona. The company said it expects to get the majority of its footprint gigabit-ready by August 2019. "More than ever, our customers are asking for increased Internet capabilities to support their gaming, streaming and browsing needs or as a business enabler increasing their business' reach and productivity," Ken Smithard, president of Cogeco Connexion, said in the release. He added that by doing this, the company is future-proofing its customers with the highest speeds available, following a series of expansions and projects aimed at that in recent months. Cogeco has been pushing the future-proofing concept as of late, announcing recently that it was launching its first IPTV service based on Ericsson AB’s MediaKind technology.