BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 is expanding access to gigabit internet speeds for businesses through increased deployment of AT&T Business Fiber. More business customers in Alabama can now enjoy download and upload speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps).2 AT&T Business Fiber is a blazing-fast Internet service available in AT&T Fiber Ready buildings.
"Our elected officials at the state and local levels have created an environment that encourages investment in Alabama, and AT&T's continuous investment in our state offers cutting-edge opportunities that help ensure our Alabama businesses have the tools needed to compete and grow," said Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield.
AT&T Business Fiber with access to 1 gigabit per second has been expanded to select locations in the following Alabama areas:
"For years, AT&T has offered our business customers gigabit connections. We are accelerating deployment of AT&T Business Fiber across Alabama, offering customers fast, reliable, highly secure network solutions," said Fred McCallum, president of AT&T Alabama. "Our continued investment in Alabama allows our over 6,300 AT&T Alabama employees to expand our fiber network and bring a multitude of innovative opportunities to our customers."
With Internet speeds up to 1Gbps a business can:
Download 8,000 word processing documents in 1 second
Download a 2 hour high definition video in 36 seconds
Backup/restore 1 terabyte hard drive in 2.5 hours
We're also launching nationwide U-verse Business Voice over AT&T Business Fiber.3 The voice over IP phone service delivers great sound quality and high reliability as calls travel over the internet.
AT&T Invests in Alabama
AT&T invested nearly $1.2 billion in our Alabama wireless and wireline networks from 2013 through 2015.
AT&T has aggressively expanded its fiber footprint over the past few years, both to consumers and businesses. We have expanded coverage to reach over 1 million incremental business customer locations in the US, with over 17,000 of those in Alabama. We currently have more than 200 multi-tenant office buildings that are live with AT&T Business Fiber in Alabama. And, we will continue to build out to keep pace with growing demand.
1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2 Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T Business Fiber. Acceptance of AT&T High Speed Internet Terms of Service at att.com/internet-terms is required. 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 services.
3 U-verse® Voice, including 911 dialing, will not function during a power outage without battery backup power, during a network outage, with relocation of the U-verse Gateway, with delays that may occur in making a registered location available through the ALI Database or with disconnection of service due to billing issues. Refer to U-verse Voice Terms of Service at http://www.att.com/gen/general?pid=6622 for more information on 911 and alarm systems. Acceptance of U-verse® Voice Terms of Service and 911 Acknowledgement required. AT&T U-verse® Voicemail may not be fully compatible with all AT&T wireless voice mail systems. Some call information may be blocked or otherwise not displayed, including information for some calls originating outside of AT&T's network and calls carried over facilities that do not transmit Caller ID information. U-verse Voice requires a U-verse High Speed Internet connection and acceptance of U-verse High Speed Internet Terms of Service at http://www.att.com/internet-terms.
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*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.