Astound Broadband, citing itself as the sixth-largest U.S. cable provider as powered by regional providers RCN, Grande Communications, Wave Broadband and enTouch Systems, on Aug. 9 announced the nationwide launch of internet download speeds of up to 1200 Mbps, with up to 50 Mbps upload speeds.
In the first major product launch since RCN, Grande, Wave and enTouch joined forces under the Astound Brand earlier this year, alongside the enhanced 1.2 Gigabit speeds, the company has also unveiled its new streaming application, the Astound TV+ app.
When paired with the company’s IPTV video service, customers will be able to download the Astound TV+ app for free. With the app, when connected to WiFi, a user can stream live TV and free on-demand programs in and out of the home, as well as a variety of platforms, including iOS or Android phones and tablets, including select Android TVs, Apple TVs, Fire TV devices via astoundtv.com.
“These innovative options provide customers with what they want most – optimal speed, more content, and even better choice and control,” said Jim Holanda, CEO of Astound Broadband.
Astound’s 1.2 Gigabit is available now for new customers across Astound’s serviceable markets. The Astound TV+ app is also available across the majority of Astound’s expanded footprint and will be rolled out to remaining areas by the end of the summer.
The Astound TV+ app only available to customers who have at least one Android set-top box rental. Access to cloud DVR capability is only available for residential customers. Subscription to video service from Astound Broadband powered by RCN, Grande, enTouch or Wave is required.
Holanda concluded, “The introduction of 1.2 Gigabit speed offers optimal performance with greater capacity for working, streaming, learning, gaming, conferencing and more. The new Astound TV+ app is also a great complement to our suite of TV and Internet offerings, giving customers more options for accessing and enjoying entertainment on their devices. These new products continue to deliver the best experience for our customers supported by an award-winning customer service team.”