Astound Business Solutions, a business unit of Astound Broadband, says that its business Wi-Fi service now is available nationwide. The company says that the new service offers Wi-Fi 6, cloud-based control, scalability and adaptability.
“As a top-tier national telecommunications and fiber solutions provider with a local focus, we are dedicated to delivering reliable connectivity with best-in-class support,” Patrick Knorr, Chief Commercial Officer for Astound Business Solutions, said in a press release. “With this rollout, we’re responding to what our customers are looking for, turnkey secure Wi-Fi internet connectivity for all the devices in their office environments.”
Astound Business Solutions is part of Astound Broadband. It has more than 70,000 customers. Astound Broadband operates regional providers RCN, Grande Communications, Digital West, enTouch and Wave Broadband. Together, they operate 31,000 route miles of fiber and serve more than 1.2 million business and residential customers. The company is active in eight of the ten biggest markets in the U.S. and is considered to be the sixth largest cable MSO.
This is the second Astound announcement on Wi-Fi that Astound has made this week. On March 16, Astound Broadband by Wave – the west coast operating unit of Astound Broadband — said that it had acquired FastMesh, a provider of Wi-Fi to MDUs in the Pacific Northwest. Currently, FastMesh provides service to more than 130 MDUs in Seattle and Portland. The company installs infrastructure in MDUs at no cost to the owners or managers. Service to the living unit is installed without a technician’s visit.
Jared Sonne, Astound Broadband powered by Wave’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, suggested that FastMesh would be key to an expansion of Wi-Fi services.
The Astound Broadband name was officially launched in January. The company is owned by investment firm Stonepeak, which acquired it for $8.1 billion