WILMINGTON, N.C., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 is now offering internet service starting with a 1 gigabit connection2 on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T FiberSM to customer locations in parts of the Wilmington area.
The Wilmington area is one of 53 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to reach at least 75 metros with our fastest internet service.
In addition to the homes and small businesses connected to our 100% fiber network in the Wilmington area, we connect area apartment and condo properties, such as Woodridge Pointe, RiverLights and the Village at Mayfair. We plan to expand access to our ultra-fast internet speeds in parts of Leland in the future.
Today, we market a 1 gigabit connection2 on our 100% fiber network to 4.6 million locations across 53 metros. We expect to add 2 million locations in 2017, and we plan to reach at least 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.
"High-speed internet has quickly become a preferred way to access information and communicate," said Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo. "I am glad to see this investment from AT&T, and am certain that the increased ability to tout Wilmington's connectivity to fiber internet further strengthens the reputation of our community."
"We are proud to add Wilmington to our list of cities where we plan to bring our fastest internet speed available," said John Lyon, regional director of External Affairs, AT&T North Carolina. "AT&T's ultra-fast internet speeds will open up more possibilities for our customers. They can enjoy doing the things they love online, with less frustration and in less time."
AT&T Internet 1000, is our fastest internet speed on our 100% fiber network. It is offered at $70 per month for customers who bundle with other AT&T service on a single bill. Or only $80 per month standalone. Either way, there are no extra monthly fees and equipment is included with a 12-month agreement.4 Customers are also able to add our award-winning DIRECTV or U-verse TV service as well. We have single, double and triple play offers to fit each customer's needs.
What can I do with a service that starts with a 1 gig connection?
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 quickly access and stream the latest online movies, music and games. These ultrafast speeds let you easily telecommute, video-conference, upload and download photos and videos, and connect faster to the cloud.
What is AT&T Fiber?
Our 100% fiber network under the AT&T Fiber umbrella brand lets customers choose from a range of internet speeds, all over an ultrafast 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.
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."
For more information on AT&T Fiber, visit att.com/getfiber.
AT&T in North Carolina:
AT&T has invested nearly $1.8 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in North Carolina between 2014 through 2016. 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.
2Actual customer speeds may vary. Download speeds are typically up to 940Mbps due to overhead capacity reserved to deliver the data.
3Initial availability limited to select areas. May not be available in your area. Go to att.com/fibermap to see if you qualify.
4After 12 months, price moves to standard rate of $90/mo.
5Speed/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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