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[May 16, 2024]

Astound Business Solutions Launches Wi-Fi Pro for Small Businesses, powered by eero

Astound Business Solutions, an award-winning nationwide provider of high-capacity and secure connectivity for business customers, today announced the launch of Wi-Fi Pro for Small Business, powered by eero, an Amazon company. Wi-Fi Pro provides fast, reliable, and secure wifi networking for businesses with up to 50 employees, as well as their customers. The new offering is an upgrade from Astound's Whole Business Wi-Fi, also powered by eero.

Wi-Fi Pro uses eero's mesh wifi hardware with patented TrueMesh networking technology while offering custom eero for Business features. These include:

  • Captive portal: This enables businesses to create a branded guest wifi experience for visitors. Businesses can customize the network with personalized splash pages and branding options specific to their business. With included access controls, businesses can define connection times and bandwidth limits, and set user session restrictions.
  • Multiple SSIDs: With multiple SSIDs, businesses can help keep employee and business critical devices secured by segmenting them from other connected devices on the network. Businesses can add up to 4 SSIDs. Multiple SSIDs allow businesses to support users at different access levels, define bandwidth limits and session restrictions, and more.
  • Scalable wifi from a single access point: eero's TrueMesh network provides up to 2,500 square feet of coverage per device, in covering a business's space. Wi-Fi Pro, powered by eero Max 7, supports wired speeds up to 9.4 Gbps, wireless speeds up to 4.3 Gbps. Wi-Fi Pro, powered by eero Pro 6E, network speeds up to 2.3 Gbps when using both wired (up to a gigabit) and wireless (up to 1.6 Gbps). In adition to eero's support and advanced security features, Astound manages all licensing, network management, troubleshooting, and maintenance.




"Wi-Fi Pro is an ideal offering for small businesses, providing eero software and hardware to run their business securely while also providing access for their customers," said Patrick Knorr, Chief Commercial Officer, Astound Business Solutions. "By teaming up with eero, we can deploy mesh wifi to deliver Wi-Fi Pro's powerful, flexible gateway as the natural evolution of our wireless offerings."

Astound's previously launched Custom Wi-Fi covers larger enterprise deployments, and its Business Wi-Fi offering serves medium enterprises. For small businesses, Wi-Fi Pro can be deployed with a single access point, bringing a company to the ground level of wireless coverage. It is ideal for businesses with gigabit+ plans with up to 100 connected devices or use throughput-intensive and latency-sensitive applications such as multiple high resolution video conferencing calls.

Wi-Fi Pro is available on HSI and BCI. eero's intuitive, easy setup enables non-technical users to create a customized wifi experience. It gives customers low-cost access to wireless services and eero Insight - a web portal experience that is clean and easy to maneuver. It empowers network admins and small business owners to manage how their network operates without spending time waiting for customer support.

"I'm always excited when we have an opportunity to bring fast, reliable, and secure connectivity for businesses," said Mark Sieglock, eero EVP, Software and Services. "That's why we're thrilled to team up with Astound to offer small businesses the tools they need to manage wifi and deliver a great internet experience to their employees and guests."

For more information on the offering: https://www.astound.com/business/smb/internet/wifi/

About Astound Business Solutions

Astound Business Solutions provides IT leaders with high-capacity, secure connectivity for their mission-critical applications while increasing overall agility and responsiveness. A part of Astound Broadband, the award-winning national telecommunications provider offers advanced solutions that are delivered over a diverse, carrier-grade network that provides the speed, bandwidth, and reliability businesses need to support growing data demands.

With coast-to-coast connectivity to over 75,000 business customers, Astound Business Solutions maintains a local, customer-centric approach, with dedicated industry experts on-hand around the clock to help businesses stay on top of today's evolving IT technology and remain competitive in their markets. Visit https://www.astound.com/business/about/

About eero

eero was founded to make wifi and networking the way they should be-fast, reliable, secure, and built for the future. After introducing the first home mesh wifi system, eero is known for award-winning hardware and software and continues to create connectivity solutions for individuals, businesses, communities, and service providers. Founded and headquartered in San Francisco in 2014, eero is an Amazon company. For more information, visit eero.com.


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