Atlantic Broadband, a subsidiary of Cogeco Inc, on Monday, announced significant milestone of expanding its Gigabit internet deployments for households and businesses in the United Sates.
The ninth largest cable operator of the United States has this week deployed Gigabit internet speed in its service area covering Eastern Pennsylvania and plans of launching those services throughout the year in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Atlantic Broadband’s expansion plan is expected to be fully deployed by the end of summer after which company’s footprints will not only be extend across 11 states from Florida to Maine but also the 90 percent of its coverage area will have an availability of Gigabit speed internet.
Atlantic Boradband, in past few years, remained launching Gigabit speed internet in many of its footprint states and areas as company was the first operator in Connecticut to provide those speeds in 2016 and was also the first provider who deployed that service in Miami in 2017 while it launched Gigabit speed internet in its service areas including Southern Maryland, Aiken, South Carolina and Aiken, South Carolina in 2018.
In Gigabit speed internet, Atlantic Broadband is leading the market and current expansions will provide transformative internet speeds to homes and businesses in company’s footprint areas across the country, said Heather McCallion, Vice President of Products and Programming for Atlantic Broadband.
According to Ookla’s national report for Q2/Q3 2018, in the United States, average internet download speed over fixed broadband is about 96 Mbps whereas the speeds deliver by the Gigabit internet are up to 10 times faster.
Customer’s every day reliance on mobile applications as well as number of devices have been growing, which increased the requirement of internet speeds that can handle number of linked devices without compromising their performance and Atlantic Broadband’s current Gigabit speed expansion is going to happened in midst of those growing need of faster internet.