Introducing supersonic 1.2 Gig internet
Speeds of up to 1200 Mbps make a happy, faster home. With more speed you can power more devices – giving everyone a better experience whether you work, stream, learn, game or do it all.
Gig speed... meet great WiFi
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So much power!
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What smart homes are made of
Wi-Fi 6e supports Gigabit speeds (up to 1200 Mbps) with coverage for your all the devices, throughout your home.
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Gig internet offers in DC Metro
There's enough juice to go around so get as much as you need.
- 12-month offer
- Many users & devices
- Work and play, stream shows, run smart devices or do multiplayer gaming
- Do it all—and then some—at ultra-fast speed
- 12-month offer
- Full of users & devices
- Streamers, smart home tech, pro-level online game streams and more
- Unlock your home's potential at supersonic speed
Frequently asked questions
What is 1200 Mbps?
1.2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) is 1200 megabits per second (Mbps) Internet connection. 1200 Mbps may be referred to as 1200 Mbps, 1.2G, 1.2 GIG or 1200 Mbps.
Where is 1200 Mbps offered?
Available to residential and SMB customers in the following (most areas):
- Boston, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, DC Metro – 1200 Mbps download / 20Mbps upload
- Texas – 1200 Mbps download / 50Mbps upload
- Washington, Oregon, California – 1200 Mbps download / 50Mbps upload
- Not available in all areas. However, we will continue to work to make higher speeds available over time in areas where it’s not currently available.
How do I get 1200 Mbps?
1200 Mbps is available to new customers only at this time. Astound Broadband will provide equipment rental capable of delivering the 1200 Mbps speeds.
Current customers can visit astound.com/1200 and enter your information to get on our VIP list. We will reach out when it’s available.
Why does 1200 Mbps require a different modem or gateway?
This technology is the cutting edge of internet development. 1200 Mbps is so fast that it has surpassed the speed capabilities of the majority of today’s modems and routers. Older modems are not compatible with this service. Astound Broadband is providing every new 1200 Mbps customer with equipment rental that is capable of passing speed above 1 gigabit speeds.
Can I bring my own modem/router with 1200 Mbps?
Our equipment will ensure that customers will have the capability to handle 1200 Mbps speeds in their home. Upon launch, a customer will need to rent equipment from Astound Broadband.
2.5GE (Multi-Gig Ethernet) ports are newer types of Ethernet ports used on some modems and routers. 2.5GE ports support higher connection speeds than the Gigabit Ethernet ports previously used on most devices. To ensure your devices operate at full capacity, we will provide you equipment rental capable of handling the 1200 Mbps speed.
What is 1200 Mbps good for?
From smartphones, to PCs and tablets, to TVs, lights, HVAC controls and video cams – the majority of us use multiple internet connections every single day. If you have several devices connected or users accessing the Internet at the same time, 1200 Mbps will provide more total bandwidth which will, in turn, result in a better overall experience for everyone in your house.
What does “speeds up to 1200 Mbps” mean?
The benefits offered by 1200 Mbps are real and very exciting, especially as technology advances – 1200 Mbps is the next generation internet for today’s home (faster downloads, quicker response times, streaming, etc.). While we provide 1200 Mbps speed, many factors can impact your speeds that are beyond our control.
How much internet speed do you need?
|Internet speed||What you can do|
|0–5 Mbps||● Send emails
● Search Google
● Stream in HD on a single device
|5–40 Mbps||● Stream in HD on a few devices
●Play online games
● Run 1–2 smart devices
|40–100 Mbps||● Stream in 4K on 2–4 devices
● Play online games with multiple players
● Download big files quickly (500 MB to 2 GB)
● Run 3–5 smart devices
|100–500 Mbps||● Stream in 4K on 5+ devices
● Download very big files very quickly (2–30 GB)
● Run 5+ smart devices
|500–1,200+ Mbps||● Stream in 4K on 10+ devices
● Download and upload gigabyte-plus–sized files at top speed
● Run 10 or more smart-home devices in your abode
● Do basically anything on multiple devices
Speed requirements taken from HighSpeedInternet.com’s How Much Internet Speed Do I Need? guidelines.
Is 1200 Mbps internet worth it?
1200 Mbps internet is worth it if you use a large amount of bandwidth on a regular basis. It’s also worth it if you share your Wi-Fi with a bunch of family members or roommates. It all depends on your household’s activities and the number of activated devices which could take up more bandwidth and thus require much faster speeds. Today’s average household has 25 connected devices. 1200 Mbps will provide more total bandwidth for your home, which will, in turn, result in better overall performance and happiness for everyone in your house.
If my device isn’t capable of receiving 1200 Mbps, why do I need it?
1200 Mbps internet is ultra fast and offers huge benefits for your home. If you have multiple devices connected to the internet or individuals accessing the Internet at the same time, 1200 Mbps service will provide more total bandwidth to go around, which will result in a better overall experience for every device and user in your house. 1200 Mbps speed enables you to run all your devices at the same time and have faster downloads, quicker response times, good streaming, better video viewing and more.
What can you do with it?
You could have everyone in your house streaming Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, iHeart Radio, Spotify, and gaming all at the same time! Every person in your home can be doing something on every device – all at once simultaneously in seconds. Or you could watch some future super 8K video service that doesn’t exist yet. And you can brag to your neighbors that yours is bigger, stronger, faster.
Benefits of high-speed internet:
- Quick downloads
- Fast load times
- Lower chance of buffering or dropped connections
- Reliable connection on video conferencing and livestreams
- Better support for multiple users on the same Wi-Fi network
Why do I need that much speed for my Internet connection?
Today the average household has 25 devices tied to one Internet connection in the home. These devices can be smart TVs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, printers, home security systems, appliances or game consoles. Higher Internet speeds will offer you an online experience that fits your lifestyle and needs. For the same reason you’d want the latest gadgets – you want the best experience for you and your family. Not to mention you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood.
How much speed do I really need?
Ask yourself: do you want to curl up on the couch and watch a show you recorded on your TiVo earlier in the week…while someone else in your house is on a computer catching up on the day’s events…and another is watching a trailer for the next superhero movie then jumps to the latest TikTok craze…while someone else is watching Stranger Things on Netflix…? All while you are simultaneously doing a software app update on your Tablet and smartphone – and all of you are doing these things faster than ever.
With 1200 Mbps you can do all this without giving it a thought – it’s fast, it’s awesome. Your life doesn’t come to a halt while waiting for that frustrating spiraling circle or hourglass to disappear or having to shut everything down and start it back up. You just get quality, fast, reliable streaming – for everyone, on all your devices.
What specifications do I need for 1200 Mbps?
These specifications/configurations are known to work. If you do not have these, you may not get the most from your 1200 Mbps plan:
|OS||Windows 10||Mac OSX 10.8|
|Processor||Intel Dual Core i5||AMD Ryzen 5|
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*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Certain equipment may be required to receive advertised speeds. Observed speeds may vary based on device connection & other factors outside of Astound’s control. All advertised speeds are up to the stated speeds and are not guaranteed; speed may vary due to conditions outside of network control, including customer location, sites accessed, number of devices connected, customer usage, customer equipment and computer configuration, the level of overall traffic, and customer compliance with Astound usage policies set forth in the acceptable usage policy. See astound.com/yourspeed for why speeds may vary. Our FCC Network Management Disclosure makes available information regarding our network management practices and the performance and commercial terms of our Internet access services to enable you to make informed choices regarding the purchase and use of our services, in accordance with Part 8 of the Rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Modem required for internet service. We substantiate that the cable modem equipment provided, and the configuration of such cable modem, meets the broadband speeds advertised when attached to a wired connection based on SamKnows testing procedures. ©2022 Starpower Communications, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Advertised internet promotional prices are valid for 12 months from installation date. 100 Mbps Internet offer includes up to 100 Mbps Internet service at $14.99 per month for 12 months. 300 Mbps Internet offer includes up to 300 Mbps Internet service at $19.99 per month for 12 months. 600 Mbps Internet offer includes up to 600 Mbps Internet service at $29.99 per month for 12 months. GIG Internet offer includes up to 940 Mbps Internet service at $39.99 per month for 12 months. 1.2 GIG Internet offer includes up to 1200 Mbps Internet service at $49.99 per month for 12 months. Regular rates apply after promotional period ends. Offer includes an additional $5/mo discount for enrollment in both automatic payments (autopay) and paperless billing (e-bill); valid email address required. Must enroll within 30 days of placing the order. Without enrollment, the monthly service charge automatically increases by $5/mo. Discount is for 12 mos and appears on bill within 1-2 bill cycles after enrolling. If either auto-pay or e-bill is cancelled, services are changed, or account is not in good standing during the 12-mo period, the $5/mo discount will be discontinued. Offer expires September 30, 2022. Regular rates apply after promotional period ends.
Free month(s) applies to base Internet service and modem equipment only and will be applied as credit to first or second month of Astound Broadband services. ††Prepaid VISA® gift card available on 300 Mbps, 600 Mbps and Gig speed and is subject to terms and conditions outlined by VISA. A customer must be in good standing for 90 days before the VISA gift card is issued. After 90 days, customers will receive an email with instructions on how to redeem the gift card online. After following the instructions, the gift card will arrive in 4-6 weeks. Offer expires September 30, 2022. Offer valid only for new residential Astound Broadband customers or previous customers with account in good standing who have not had RCN or Astound Broadband service within the last 60 days. Non-standard installation may require additional outlet and special wiring fees. Any additional services, such as equipment, premium channels and other tiers of service are subject to an additional charge and regular increases.
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Non-standard installation may require additional outlet and special wiring fees. Any additional services, such as equipment, premium channels and other tiers of service are subject to an additional charge and regular increases.