Storm preparations designed to minimize storm impact and to facilitate restoration efforts

Atlantic Broadband, the nation´s eighth-largest cable operator, is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and is conducting extensive preparation actions in advance of the storm to minimize disruptions and to respond to potential storm impacts, the company said.

Atlantic Broadband also will temporarily suspend disconnect activity, including disconnects for non-payment, so that customers will have access to services before and during the storm. Payment extensions will also be offered to customers.

In anticipation of the storm impact, Atlantic Broadband has conducted inventory and equipment reviews, tested redundancy systems, readied standby power and backup generators, secured spare equipment and supplies, including test equipment and safety gear.

Atlantic Broadband also has crews on-call for quick deployment to affected areas, including fiber splicing crews. Additional teams from outside the affected regions will be available to augment existing teams as circumstances require.

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. To learn more about Atlantic Broadband, visit