Atlantic Broadband expanding gigabit to 90% of its footprint

Atlantic Broadband is expanding its gigabit Internet deployment for homes and businesses. The expansion is based on DOCSIS 3.1 technology ...

Atlantic Broadband is expanding its gigabit Internet deployment for homes and businesses. The expansion is based on DOCSIS 3.1 technology.

Gigabit Internet launched this week in the company's eastern Pennsylvania service area, with additional launches planned throughout the year in western Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. The planned expansion is expected to be completed by the end of summer, at which time gigabit Internet is expected to be available to more than 90% of Atlantic Broadband's footprint, across 11 states from Maine to Florida.

Atlantic Broadband launched gigabit internet in Connecticut in 2016 and deployed the service a year later in its Miami footprint. Additional launches occurred in 2018 in its New Hampshire/Maine, Southern Maryland, and Aiken, South Carolina service areas.

"Atlantic Broadband is a market leader in gigabit speed deployments," said Heather McCallion, vice president of products and programming for Atlantic Broadband. "This expansion will provide homes and businesses across our national footprint with access to transformative internet speeds."

"With the wide availability of gigabit service, cable is putting in place the broadband infrastructure to power the emerging technologies and applications," said Mark Walker, director of technology policy at CableLabs. "This will transform and enhance our lives through immersive entertainment, next-generation healthcare and a re-imagination of education and work."

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