Antietam Cable Getting More Gig

Antietam Cable Television said it has launched Phase 2 of its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home/business network by expanding it to the entire town of Boonsboro, Md.

That network, branded as Flight Gigabit, will pass an additional 5,000 homes and businesses in Boonsboro and additional areas of Washington County to be announced when it’s completed by this fall, the company said.

With Phase 2, Antietam Cable is adding $3 million of private equity, expanding its total investment to $6 million for Flight Internet, and a plan to extend access to more than 11,000 homes and businesses in 2017. Last year, the operator launched Phase 1 of Flight Gigabit to 6,000 homes and residences in Hagerstown. Antietam Cable has been asked about pricing on the operator's symmetrical 1-Gig product.

Update: Promotional pricing on the residential is $99 per month for the first year, and $199 per month for businesses for the first two years, a company official said. 

“We’re pleased to expand Flight Gigabit to all of Boonsboro and additional areas of Washington County. This is the right investment at the right time and will have a positive impact in the communities we serve,” Brian Lynch, president Antietam Cable, said in a statement. “Phase 2 is a continuation of Antietam’s commitment to enhance the lives of our customers with state of the art technology and the best customer experience."