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Atlantic Broadband Taps AirTies for Premium Whole-Home WiFi

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Atlantic Broadband's premium WiFi platform will lean on the AirTies Air 4920 access point

Atlantic Broadband is joining a growing number of service providers to push ahead with a premium whole-home WiFi mesh offering that utilizes access points and smart networking software from AirTies.

The new product, to be offered to residential and small-business customers, will be based on AirTies’s Air 4920 802.11 ac “video grade” mesh access points and the vendor’s dual-band client steering technology. The platform will also enable field techs and network engineers to tap into AirTies’ cloud-based Remote View performance monitoring platform.

They said Atlantic Broadband will provide additional information about its service launch and pricing later this month. 

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As a point of reference, Midco, another AirTies partner, currently sells a whole-home WiFi product for a baseline price of $7.95 per month (for up to three devices, with additional devices going for $2 per month), plus a $50 installation fee.

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Atlantic Broadband, a subsidiary of Canada’s Cogeco, serves about 246,000 TV subs in Western Pennsylvania; Miami Beach; Maryland/Delaware; Aiken, S.C., and Eastern Connecticut.

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 AirTies works with several other service providers, including Frontier Communications, Singtel, Sky, Swisscom, Vodafone, and Waoo, among others.

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