Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s ninth largest cable operator, announced a major expansion of its Gigabit internet deployment for homes and businesses in Middletown and elsewhere.
Gigabit speed internet has launched this week in the company’s Eastern Pennsylvania service area, with additional launches planned throughout the year in Western Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.
Atlantic’s territory includes the Middletown-Odessa-Townsend area and a portion of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Atlantic competes in some areas with Verizon’s FiOS fiber-optic Internet and TV system.
The planned expansion is expected to be completed by the end of summer. At that time, Gigabit speed internet will be available to over 90 percent of Atlantic Broadband’s footprint, extending across 11 states from Maine to Florida.
“Atlantic Broadband is a market leader in Gigabit speed deployments,” said Heather McCallion, vice president of Products and Programming for Atlantic Broadband. “This expansion will provide homes and businesses across our national footprint with access to transformative internet speeds.”
The average internet download speed over fixed broadband in the U.S. is about 96 Mbps, according to Ookla’s Q2/Q3 2018 national report. Gigabit internet delivers speeds up to 10 times faster.
“With the wide availability of gigabit service, cable is putting in place the broadband infrastructure to power the emerging technologies and applications, said Mark Walker, Director of Technology Policy at CableLabs, the nonprofit Research and Development Lab for the global cable industry. “This will transform and enhance our lives through immersive entertainment, next-generation healthcare and a re-imagination of education and work.”
The Gigabit speed expansion is occurring at a time when homes and workplaces increasingly require internet with the capacity and performance to power the growing number of devices and applications customers rely on every day, Atlantic noted.
To learn more about Atlantic Broadband’s Gigabit internet services, visit https://atlanticbb.com/internet/gigabit. To learn about its internet, phone and TV offerings for business, visit https://atlanticbb.com/business/.