The Atlantic Broadband Enhanced WiFi service is now available to residential and business customers in New Hampshire, Maine, eastern Pennsylvania, southern Maryland and Virginia — areas that Atlantic Broadband acquired through its Metrocast purchase.
The Enhanced WiFi (E-WiFi) service was launched in Atlantic Broadband’s original footprint in 2017.
“The quality of the in-home WiFi experience and business-based WiFi performance is critical to daily life and commerce today,” Heather McCallion, the Vice President of Products and Programming for Atlantic Broadband, said in a press release. “After Atlantic Broadband acquired the MetroCast properties last year, we significantly boosted internet speeds for all of our residential and business customers. With today’s launch of E-WiFi, our customers will have access to powerful technology that will take internet performance to new heights.”
The increasing use of WiFi for demanding and mission-critical applications and the growing reliance on it for smart home and services is leading service providers to address weaknesses in delivery. This can be done by the use of repeaters and other signal boosting technologies. E-WiFi addresses the challenge in several ways:
- A seamlessly extendable wireless mesh network designed to provide complete WiFi coverage throughout the home or business. The wireless mesh access points and intelligent routing algorithms were designed by AirTies.
- Video stream prioritization that eliminates buffering, allowing customers to experience the ultimate wireless streaming experience.
- Advanced capabilities like WiFi noise canceling and connection steering help customers get the best possible signal.
- An E-WiFi app that allows customers to easily monitor and manage their home network, establish a network for guests, and to troubleshoot their network remotely.
Atlantic Broadband is a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications. It is the ninth biggest operator in the United States with television, Internet and phone service offerings in 11 states.
Last August, the service provider rolled out gigabit services in New Hampshire and Maine.