CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 launched ultra-fast internet service in parts of the Charleston area, including in parts of Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville and surrounding communities.2 We're offering a 1 gigabit connection3 to area homes, apartments and small business locations on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T FiberSM.
We plan to expand access to our ultra-fast internet speeds in parts of Goose Creek and North Charleston in the future.
The Charleston area is one of 44 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to reach at least 67 metros with our fastest internet service.
We market our ultra-fast service to over 3 million locations nationwide, of which over 500,000 include apartments and condo units. We're on track to meet the 12.5 million locations planned by mid-2019.
"Our customers are increasingly interacting with their world in more data-intensive ways," said John Mitchell, Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T South Carolina. "A growing number of people are streaming content directly from their devices, and interacting with family and friends through live videos. For these reasons, we're bringing our fastest internet speeds to Charleston area communities."
"We are excited that AT&T is bringing high-speed internet to our local business community," said Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. "Ultra-fast internet speeds will provide our local businesses with the modern technology needed to succeed in our 21st century economy."
"Ultra-fast internet from AT&T will provide greater economic opportunities for our residents and help our local small businesses grow," said Mt. Pleasant Mayor Linda Page. "AT&T's investment to deliver high-speed internet in rural areas across South Carolina using the latest technologies will help drive innovation and job creation."
Internet-only pricing for customers who choose AT&T Internet 1000, our fastest speed tier on our 100% fiber network, starts as low as $90 a month. Customers may be able to add one of our award-winning DIRECTV or U-verse TV services. We have single, double and triple play offers to fit each customer's needs.
Internet customers on the 100% fiber network have access to the latest Wi-Fi technology. They can enjoy our best in-home experience with faster Wi-Fi speeds and broad coverage to seamlessly connect all their devices.
What can I do with a service that starts with a 1 gig connection?
These internet speeds are 20x faster than the average cable customer.4 You can download 25 songs in 1 second or your favorite 90-minute HD movie in less than 34 seconds.5 Customers can enjoy our fastest upload and download speeds.
You can also instantly access and stream the latest online movies, music and games. These ultra-fast speeds let you seamlessly telecommute, video-conference, upload and download photos and videos, and connect faster to the cloud.
What is AT&T Fiber?
The 100% fiber network under the AT&T Fiber umbrella brand gives customers the power to choose from a wide range of internet speeds over an ultra-fast internet connection. This network is just one of the network technologies we plan to use to connect customers as a part of AT&T Fiber.
AT&T in South Carolina:
AT&T has invested more than $800 million in its wireless and wireline networks in South Carolina between 2013 through 2015. This drives upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.
1 AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand name and not by AT&T Inc.
2 Initial availability limited to select areas. May not be available in your area. Go to att.com/fibermap to see if you qualify.
3 Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds. Actual customer speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Actual speeds vary based on factors including site traffic, content provider server capacity, internal network management factors, device capabilities and use of other AT&T services. For more information, go to: www.att.com/speed101.
4Available in select areas. 20x faster based on maximum download speed of AT&T Internet 1000 vs weighted average cable internet customers' speed of major U.S. cable providers per the FCC 2015 Measuring Broadband America – Fixed Broadband Report. Actual speeds vary.
5Actual customer speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Download speeds are typically up to 940Mbps due to overhead capacity reserved to deliver the data. Speeds may also vary based on factors including site traffic, content provider server capacity, internal network management factors, and end user device capabilities. For more information, go to:www.att.com/speed101
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