Atlantic Broadband, Mediacom deploy 1 Gbps services in Florida


Mediacom and Atlantic Broadband made separate announcements today, both centered on deploying 1 Gbps broadband services in Florida.

Atlantic Broadband’s deployment is centered around Miami, with the ninth biggest cable operator in the U.S. launching its DOCSIS 3.0-based GigaEdge residential and Pro GigaEdge business services products in Miami Beach, as well as the surrounding areas of Aventura, Bol Harbour, Bay Harbor Islands, Golden Beach, North Bay Village, Pinecrest, South Miami, Sunny Isles Beach, Surfside, Brickell, Wynwood, the Biscayne corridor and downtown Miami.

The rollouts increase Atlantic Broadband’s fastest speeds in the region from 250 Mbps to 1 Gbps downstream. 

The company is promotionally pricing gigabit services at $89.99 a month for new customers signing a three-year agreement. The same three-year terms apply to a $199.99-a-month price for new business services customers. 

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In a separate part of the region, Mediacom has deployed its DOCSIS 3.1-powered “Gigasphere” product in South Alabama and the Florida Panhandle—55 Gulf Coast communities overall. 

Mediacom is racing to be the first U.S. MSO to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 services across its entire footprint.

“Creating true gigabit communities across our national footprint was a central component of the 3-year, $1 billion capital expenditure plan announced by Mediacom in 2016,” said Doug Frank, group VP for Mediacom’s Coastal Region, in a statement. “Our aggressive rollout of gigabit speeds has provided dozens of cities and towns across South Alabama and the Florida Panhandle with a distinct technological advantage in today’s global marketplace.”