COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 is now offering a 1 gigabit connection2 on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T FiberSM to customer locations in parts of the Columbia area, including in parts of Richland County and surrounding communities. 3
In addition to the homes and small businesses connected to our 100% fiber network in the Columbia area, we also offer an ultra-fast connection to residents at 15 area apartment and condo properties.
The Columbia area is one of 49 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 nearly 4 million locations nationwide, of which over 650,000 include apartments and condo units. We plan to reach at least 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.
"We are excited to add Columbia to the growing list of areas in South Carolina where our 100% fiber network is bringing customers our fastest internet speeds available" stated Marvy Moore, Vice President and General Manager of AT&T for Georgia and South Carolina. "At AT&T, we are committed to innovation and offering cutting-edge technologies to create the best entertainment and communications experiences in the world."
"The 100% fiber network from AT&T will contribute to our growing economy and high quality of life in Columbia," said Mayor Steve Benjamin. "Access to high-speed internet will help create new jobs, grow small businesses and improve access to educational opportunities."
"AT&T is committed to extending ultra-fast internet access in the greater Columbia area because our customers are increasingly interacting with their world in more data-intensive ways," said Ted Creech, director of External Affairs for AT&T South Carolina. "A growing number of people are streaming content directly from their devices, transferring larger files for work and interacting with family and friends through live videos. For these reasons, we are proud to now offer our fastest internet speeds in Columbia and its surrounding communities."
Internet-only pricing for customers who choose AT&T Internet 1000, our fastest speed tier on our 100% fiber network, starts as low as $80 a month with a 12 month commitment.4 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 ultra-fast internet service?
These internet speeds are 20x faster than the average cable customer.5 You can download 25 songs in 1 second or your favorite 90-minute HD movie in less than 34 seconds.6 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.
For more information on AT&T Fiber, visit att.com/getfiber.
Frost & Sullivan recently recognized AT&T for its leadership in high-speed internet services. It awarded AT&T the 2016 Company of the Year Award for Broadband Access. The analyst firm praised AT&T for "rapidly evolving into a new form of telecommunications company; one that is based on the delivery of broadband access, both fixed and mobile, as well as services that ride that access."
AT&T in South Carolina and Columbia:
AT&T has invested more than $800 million in its wireless and wireline networks in South Carolina between 2013 through 2015, with more than $200 million of that in Columbia. 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.
2Internet 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.
3Initial availability limited to select areas. May not be available in your area. Go to att.com/fibermap to see if you qualify.
4 After 12 months, price moves to standard rate of $119/mo.
5Available 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.
6Speed/Time examples are estimates.
Cautionary Language Regarding Forward Looking Statements: Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
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*Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q2+Q3 2016 across 121 markets.
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