BATON ROUGE, La., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 is bringing gigabit internet speeds to even more businesses in 23 Louisiana communities. With AT&T Business Fiber, more businesses can download and upload at speeds of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps).2
It is now available at select locations in these communities:
• Baton Rouge
• New Orleans
• Bossier City
• Lake Charles
• Saint Rose
• Denham Springs
• West Monroe
"High-speed, fiber-optic connectivity for businesses is a sound investment for the future — for our existing employers and for the new companies we will recruit and grow in Louisiana," Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson said. "The greater speed at which our business providers can deliver data services, the better our ability will be to compete in the global economy. To that end, AT&T's investment in Louisiana business services is a noteworthy milestone."
"For many years, elected officials in Baton Rouge and across the state have pursued policies that invite investment, and these policies have allowed AT&T to provided Gigabit and multi-Gigabit connections to businesses across Louisiana for more than a decade, helping to spur business success and job creation," said Sonia Perez, president of AT&T Louisiana. "With AT&T Business Fiber being deployed to many multi-tenant office buildings across the state, we are quickly expanding the number of businesses in urban and rural areas alike that have access to gigabit connections."
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 Louisiana
AT&T invested more than $1 billion in our Louisiana 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 nearly 25,000 of those in Mississippi. We currently have around 230 multi-tenant office buildings that are live with AT&T Business Fiber in Louisiana. 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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