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Atlantic Broadband said it will invest $82 million to expand its fiber services to nearly 70,000 additional homes and businesses in New Hampshire and West Virginia. The company is the nation’s eighth largest cable provider, according to a press release.

The investment will be made in the company’s current fiscal year. Atlantic has completed or is in negotiations for franchises in the cities of Concord, Dover and Somersworth and the towns of Durham and Madbury in New Hampshire, as well as the cities of Westover and Morgantown, and the towns of Granville and Star City in West Virginia.

The first customer activations in the latest expansion are expected in early 2022. As construction is completed in each of the locations, Atlantic Broadband will notify local residents on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis of its planned activation schedule.

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The newly announced expansion will provide customers with Gig internet, home WiFi, Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) and voice services via Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) technology.

Customers will also have access to WiFi Your Way, a managed Wi-Fi solution.

Business customers will be able to receive speeds up to 10 Gbps, hosted Voice, 4G Backup, and advanced fiber services, including dedicated internet access and point-to-point connectivity.

“We are grateful to the communities that have received our franchise applications with such enthusiasm, as consumers in these locations will soon have a new choice in providers,” said Frank van der Post, Atlantic Broadband president, in a prepared statement. “We look forward to serving these communities by delivering superfast internet, cloud-based TV, and a phenomenal customer experience as we pursue our high-growth plans.”

The newly announced expansion plans follow Atlantic Broadband’s acquisition in September of cable systems of Wide Open West (WOW!) in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. The acquisition added nearly 690,000 serviceable households and businesses to the Atlantic Broadband footprint.

Atlantic Broadband is growing in the types of services it offers as well as in the number of customers that it serves. Earlier this year, the company launched hosted voice 2.0 for business.

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