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Astound Broadband is a corporation providing broadband internet, telephone, and cable TV service in Walnut Creek, California and Concord, California. Astound is a subsidiary of WaveDivision Holdings based in Kirkland, Washington. Another WaveDivision Holdings subsidiary, Wave Broadband, provides the same services to select communities in western Washington state, as well as Cerritos, California and Ventura, California. WaveDivision Holdings claims to have over 140,000 subscribers. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Broadband Internet access, often shortened to broadband Internet or just broadband is a high data-transmission rate Internet connection. ... For other uses, see Telephone (disambiguation). ... Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio waves transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed coaxial cables as opposed to the over-the-air method used in... Walnut Creek is a largely affluent suburb several miles east of Oakland in Contra Costa County, California, USA, in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Location of Concord in California. ... Nickname: The Little City That Could Location of Kirkland within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... City nicknames: The Geographic Center of Southern California The Freeway City County: Los Angeles County, California Mayor: Paul W. Bowlen (re-elected 2003) Mayor Pro Tem: Laura Lee (elected 2003) City Council: Jim Edwards (elected 2005) Gloria A. Kappe (re-elected 2003) John F. Crawley (re-elected 2005) Mottos: A... Coordinates: Country United States State California County Ventura Mayor Carl Morehouse Area    - City 84. ...

In 2002, it began to offer tiered data service in a number of communities. [1]

In May 2006, the company began to offer free wireless internet service in Walnut Creek.[2]

On August 18, 2006, RCN announced it was selling its San Francisco operations, representing 18,000 subscribers, to Astound for $45 million. [1]. The sale closed on March 13, 2007, and the former RCN San Francisco service area -- including Daly City, South San Francisco, San Bruno, and San Mateo -- was transferred to Astound in June 2007. RCN, NASDAQ: RCNI, is a cable television, telephone and Internet service provider serving the Northern Virginia to Boston corridor as well as areas of California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Daly City is a city in San Mateo County, California, United States with a 2000 population of 103,621. ... A Genentech-sponsored sign declaring South San Francisco to be the Birthplace of Biotechnology. ... The San Bruno police station next to the BART station at the Shops at Tanforan. ... San Mateo is a city in San Mateo County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. ...


  1. ^ BroadbandWeek Direct, March 22, 2002, "Competitor Hopes To Astound Subs With Tiered Data Service" by Karen Brown
  2. ^ "Wireless Internet access available downtown for free", Contra Costa Times, May 2006 by Theresa Harrington

The Contra Costa Times is a daily newspaper serving Contra Costa County, California. ...

External links

  • Astound Broadband
  • Wave Broadband



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