Atlantic Broadband Deploys Gigabit Internet for Additional South Carolina Regions

Staff Report From Aiken CEO

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s eighth-largest cable operator, announced the expansion of its Gigabit internet deployment for residential and business customers in the cities of Barnwell and Bamberg, South Carolina as well as in Snelling, Allendale, Fairfax, Denmark, Williston, Elko and Blackville townships.
This launch is part of Atlantic Broadband’s expansion initiative to make Gigabit speed internet available to 90 percent of its service area, extending across 11 states from Maine to Florida. It also expands the availability of Gigabit in South Carolina, having initially been made available in the Aiken region last year.
“Atlantic Broadband is dedicated to providing the latest powerful Gigabit broadband internet to homes and businesses in our service areas,” said Debbie Eblen, Atlantic Broadband’s Vice President and General Manager, South Carolina. “We are proud to expand the availability of Gig in our communities, enabling them to access speeds that will transform the online experience for businesses and homes.”
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.*
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. Gigabit’s high-performance speeds, made possible through robust DOCSIS 3.1 technology, power the most data-intensive applications so that home and business users can surf, stream, download and work online simultaneously.