Atlantic Broadband begins MetroCast upgrades

May 1, 2018
Atlantic Broadband has finished rebranding its recently acquired MetroCast systems as Atlantic Broadband and is beginning automatic Internet ...

Atlantic Broadband has finished rebranding its recently acquired MetroCast systems as Atlantic Broadband and is beginning automatic Internet speed upgrades to all legacy MetroCast residential and business customers. All residential subscribers now have access to speeds up to 200 Mbps and businesses as high as 500 Mbps depending on the market. The company plans to roll out additional upgrades throughout the year.

Automatic speed increases will vary based on a customers' current speed subscription. Residential customers' changes include:

  • Access tier download speeds increase from 1.5 Mbps to 10 Mbps
  • High Speed Express tier download speeds increase from 5 Mbps to 20 Mbps
  • Turbo tier download speeds increase from 35 Mbps and 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps
  • Ultra tier download speeds increase from 105 Mbps and 150 Mbps to 200 Mbps

Business customers' changes include:

  • Small business tier download speeds increase from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps
  • Performance tier download speeds increase from 60 Mbps to 100 Mbps
  • Advanced tier download speeds increase from 120 Mbps to 200 Mbps
  • Professional tier download speeds will soon increase from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps in Berwick/Pocono Pennsylvania, King George and Saluda Virginia locations
  • Professional tier download speeds will soon increase from 200 Mbps to 500 Mbps in our Sanford Maine, Belmont and Rochester New Hampshire and St. Mary's Maryland locations

"People consume technology at an infinitely higher rate than they did just a few years ago. Residential customers may operate as many as 10+ connected devices in a household daily, and businesses rely on fast speeds and powerful Internet to stay competitive," said Rich Shea, president and CEO of Atlantic Broadband. "To ensure customers have the best user experience, we are committed to investing in the latest technology and will begin rolling out gigabit Internet service to our new markets starting this summer."

Atlantic Broadband's parent company, Cogeco Communications (TSX:CCA), closed the MetroCast acquisition in January.

Atlantic Broadband now operates in 11 states on the east coast, including Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The company is headquartered in Quincy, MA.