Atlantic Broadband today announced an aggressive rollout of its symmetrical 10 gig fiber service.
The company, which claims to be the eighth largest cable operator in the nation, said that the service now is available to customers in western Pennsylvania; Rochester, N.H.; and southern Maine service areas. It will become available this spring in Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware and Florida.
“The investment by Atlantic Broadband in our core network means these markets are now 10 Gig ready, so businesses looking for the enterprise-class speed, reliability and scale of dedicated internet access (DIA) or Point-to-Point solutions can be installed quickly without the need for additional network configuration work,” Heather McCallion, Atlantic Broadband’s Vice President of Products and Programming, said in a press release. “With advanced, forward-looking 10 Gig technology, we will meet the demanding data needs of today’s businesses, while having the capacity to meet future needs as businesses grow.”
The company, which is a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications, has been on an acquisition spree during the past several years. In January, it said that it was in the process of acquiring Connecticut provider Thames Valley Communications. Previously, Atlantic Broadband acquired MetroCast in 2017 and FiberLight’s South Florida network in 2018.
Atlantic Broadband’s 10 Gbps deployment plans come on top of a range of residential network upgrades to 1 Gbps speeds. In August, 2019, the company announced gigabit services in several South Carolina communities. In August 2018, the company announced residential and business gigabit launches in a number of communities in New Hampshire and Maine.
Updated to clarify that Rochester is in New Hampshire