Atlantic Broadband Deploys 10 Gig Fiber Service

Atlantic Broadband, the nation´s eighth-largest cable operator, has announced the availability of 10 Gigabit fiber service for its business Internet customers in Western Pennsylvania, Rochester, New Hampshire and Southern Maine, the company said.

Additional deployments are planned this spring in the company´s Belmont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maryland, Delaware and Florida service areas.

The launch follows a major upgrade to the Atlantic Broadband transport network so that businesses with demanding speed and performance requirements now will have ready access to the 10 Gig speed without the need for additional engineering requirements.

10 Gig with symmetrical download and upload speeds opens up new possibilities for businesses of all sizes: it allows for seamless Ultra High Definition–including 8K–video streaming and uploading, the quick transport of high-resolution diagnostic and medical imaging, large-scale video conferencing, and superfast data backups.

It also will provide vital access to cloud-based business applications and platforms. In its Global Cloud Index Report (2016-2021), Cisco noted that businesses will continue to shift from dedicated, on premise servers to cloud-based applications, with 95 percent of all workloads expected to run on cloud-based platforms by 2021, where secure, high-capacity data transport is essential.

Atlantic Broadband, a subsidiary of Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA), is the eighth- largest cable operator in the United States, based on the number of television service customers served. The company provides its residential and business customers with Internet, TV and phone services in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. Atlantic Broadband is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. To learn more about Atlantic Broadband, visit