NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 is bringing gigabit internet speeds to even more businesses in 22 Tennessee communities. With AT&T Business Fiber, more businesses can download and upload up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps).2
It is now available at select locations in these communities:
• Oak Ridge
"For years, as a result of the pro-business policies that have been pursued by our elected leaders at the state and local levels, AT&T has provided Gigabit and multi-Gigabit connections to businesses across Tennessee, helping to spur business success and job creation," said Joelle Phillips, president of AT&T Tennessee. "With the increased speeds now available through AT&T Business Fiber, AT&T employees have shown yet another example of how we are innovating to increase connectivity to businesses in urban and rural areas alike."
With internet speeds up to 1Gbps businesses 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 Tennessee
AT&T invested nearly $1.15 billion in our Tennessee wireless and wireline networks from 2013 through 2015.
Elected officials and economic development leaders across the state reacted positively:
"In an increasingly competitive market for job attraction, this is the type of incentive that can help Memphis contend for the best jobs," said Senator Sara Kyle. "High-speed internet is quickly becoming the backbone of our economy and news of this private investment is most welcome."
"As Nashville's economy continues to experience record growth, it is imperative businesses have access to the latest technologies and fastest internet," said Senator Steve Dickerson. "Working with my colleagues, I will continue to advocate for a regulatory environment that fosters private investment so Nashville's economy may continue to thrive for many years to come."
"This is exciting news," said Representative Jason Powell. "Not only do businesses benefit from this kind of investment, but communities become more attractive when they can tout robust high-speed internet connectivity through fiber-optic connections."
"At Blue Ridge Development, we've seen first-hand the power of fiber-optic connectivity and what it means for our tenants," said Dan Barnett, CEO, Blue Ridge Development. "With four of our buildings carrying the designation as AT&T Fiber Ready, we're thrilled local businesses will see gigabit speeds as they continue to compete in the global economy."
"Access to fiber-optic infrastructure has helped Memphis-area businesses stay connected, be more successful and create jobs for many years, and it is encouraging to see the rollout of more products that will further increase the availability of these high-speed, gigabit connections to Memphis' business community," said Phil Trenary, president and CEO, Greater Memphis Chamber. "It is a testament to our community that private industry recognizes the need and demand for these high-speed connections and is making them more readily available in our offices and in our homes."
"This is great news for Nashville businesses, both big and small, who require reliable high-speed internet," said Ralph Schulz, president & CEO, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. "AT&T is investing millions in new fiber-optic infrastructure across our region and expanding the capabilities of its already robust broadband network services. This strategic investment will translate directly into additional jobs and business expansions."
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 28,500 of those in Tennessee. We currently have around 360 multi-tenant office buildings that are live with AT&T Business Fiber in Tennessee. 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.
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'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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