Atlantic Broadband Offers Customers Free Phone Calling to Quake-torn Japan

All Atlantic Broadband phone customers in Maryland and Delaware – both residential and business – will get free phone calling to Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami, the company announced today.

“Offering free phone calls is the least we can do to support customers whose family, friends or business colleagues in Japan may have been affected by this tragedy,” said Dara Leslie, Atlantic Broadband Vice President and General Manager. “Not knowing how those we care about are faring in the wake of such a massive crisis can be very frightening. We hope Atlantic Broadband phone service can help serve as a lifeline to those in need.”

The free phone call policy will be in effect at least through the end of this month, and will be retroactive to March 11, the day of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Atlantic Broadband customers need do nothing to take advantage of the free calling to Japan. Charges for calls will be waived automatically on their bills. Operator-assisted or directory assistance calls to Japan will be charged at the normal rate.

Atlantic Broadband serves 22,000 customers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore (Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Kent counties) and northern Delaware (Middletown, Odessa, Delaware City and Chesapeake City, MD).

A privately held company ranked as one of the 20 largest cable operator in the United States, Atlantic Broadband is headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. It has over 700 employees and 286,000 customers located in four operating regions: central Pennsylvania, Miami Beach, Maryland/Delaware and South Carolina. Additional information is available at