Why Gig internet?
Gig internet offers the ultimate internet speed for today’s home.
Movie-goers and couch potatoes unite! Gig gets all your TVs, tablets and entertainment humming
Work from home
Getting more done than ever? You need Internet speed that keeps up with you
Gig speed... meet great WiFi
So much power!
Speed, reliability, and security—with advanced technology at its core. eero® blankets your home with WiFi you can count on.
What smart homes are made of
Tri-band Wi-Fi 6 supports Gigabit speeds (up to 940Mbps) with coverage for your all the devices, throughout your home.
More speed, less congestion
Your home is unique. Avoid the noise of your neighbors’ devices - get WiFi that routes throughout your home.
The secret is mesh
From day one, eero® TrueMesh technology adapts to your usage and needs to maximize your connection.
Worry free WiFi
Added protection for your network. eero® updates its encryption and security protocols automatically to protect your network from the latest threats
Surpercharge your gaming
The perfect gaming teammates? Gig speed and Pro-Gamming WiFi.
Astound Broadband’s fiber-rich internet delivers ultra-fast speed, no matter what high-bandwidth activities you choose.
Couple Gig internet with our Pro-Gaming WiFi and experience WiFi 6, a router that adeptly prioritizes congested home networking traffic, and advanced quality of service (QOS), delivering more reliable gameplay.
Frequently asked questions
How fast is Gigabit internet?
Gig* internet is an internet connection up to 940 megabits per second (Mbps)*.
How does Gigabit internet work?
Gigabit service can be transmitted over traditional cable wiring or fiber connection running to your house. Gigabit internet, which uses the DOCSIS 3.1 standard, can download data up to 1 Gbps, and upload data at 20 Mbps. Gigabit internet service transmits data up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) — or 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps). If you or your family loves to stream movies and TV while playing bandwidth-hungry games and downloading the latest apps on your smartphone — all at the same time — Gigabit service could provide a major improvement in network speed and reliability.
Will I get 1 full Gigabit delivered to my home?
If you have Gigabit service (1,000Mbps),Gigabit is being delivered to your home. However, your modem has a Gigabit port and a small amount of bandwidth is used to connect you to the internet. Gigabit speeds are up to 940 Mbps because a small amount of bandwidth is used to make sure data is transmitted properly. This is expected and normal for residential gig service.
Do I need Gigabit internet?
Today the average household has multiple devices tied to one Internet connection in the home. These devices can be smart home 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.
Is Gigabit internet service available in my area?
We provide Gig internet service up to 940 Mbps* in all of our serviceable areas. Check to see if services are available in your area.
When do I need Gig internet?
The internet speed you need depends on your home’s connectivity and the devices you use. Using your internet connection for things like Netflix streaming, gaming, or to support a myriad of the best smart home devices, faster internet connections with more data may be right for your home. Higher speeds provide better performance for homes with many connected devices, streaming, video conferencing, gaming and multiple smart devices.
What internet equipment is needed for fiber internet?
Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 modems allow for much higher speed than previous modems. DOCSIS 3.1 modems offer the best in speed and massive improvements in reliability.
Make sure you have a Gigabit WiFi router, which uses the protocol called 802.11ac (and can support speeds up 940 Mbps). We recommend using our best in class router for Gig internet (up to 940 Mbps*) which is capable of supporting these high speeds. Our Whole Home WiFi, powered by eero delivers excellent WiFi coverage in your home (available for an additional monthly fee). However, if you’re in love with your current router, it will work, but we cannot guarantee Gig internet will work with your current router.
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*Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary based on device connection & other factors outside of Astound’s control. Gig Internet offers speeds up to 940 Mbps and certain equipment may be required. 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.
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Pro-Gaming: Activation and installation not included. $12.95 per month is an additional monthly fee and includes 1 Pro-gaming router. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NIGHTHAWK, the NIGHTHAWK logo, NIGHTHAWK PRO GAMING and the NIGHTHAWK PRO GAMING logo are trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. DumaOS is a trademark of Netduma Software, Ltd. Any other trademarks in this communication are for reference purposes only. © 2022 NETGEAR, Inc. © 2022 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR Logo, NETGEAR Armor and Nighthawk are trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc.
Whole Home WiFi: Activation and installation not included. Up to $11.95 per month includes 1 eero base and 1 eero beacon/device. Each additional eero device beyond that is $5.00 per month, per device. © 2022 EERO LLC, SAN FRANCISCO, CA