HOUSTON, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue to improve how our customers connect in and around Houston, AT&T* is accelerating investment to expand and enhance its 100% fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber.1
Ultra-fast internet speeds are now available to more than 725,000 locations across the Houston area, including in parts of more than 24 cities and counties and 38 neighborhoods. We plan to continue to expand in the Houston area, reaching at least an additional 5 neighborhoods by the end of 2018.2
By investing in our vast fiber network we're ramping up to launch 5G in the Houston area this year. Our continued investment in the convergence of fiber and 5G and the future of connectivity unlocks faster speeds and better experiences for education, business, entertainment and more.
Parts of the following cities and counties in the Houston area are eligible for our fastest internet service from AT&T, including but not limited to:
West University Place
Fort Bend County
Parts of the following neighborhoods in the Houston area are currently eligible for our fastest internet service from AT&T, including but not limited to:
Afton Oaks - River Oaks Area
Neartown - Montrose
Oak Forest - Garden Oaks
Ost - South Union
Denver Harbor - Port Houston
South Acres - Crestmont Park
East Little York - Homestead
South Belt - Ellington
Eastex - Jensen Area
Eldridge - West Oaks
Spring Branch Central
Golfcrest - Bellfort - Reveille
Spring Branch East
Greater Fondren Southwest
Trinity - Houston Gardens
Washington Avenue Coalition -
Greenway - Upper Kirby Area
Willow Meadows - Willowbend
Meadowbrook - Allendale
Some of the additional area neighborhoods where we plan to make AT&T Fiber service available by the end of the year include:
Northside - Northline
Woodlake - Briarmeadow
Greenway - Upper Kirby Area
"Modern infrastructure and affordable internet options are crucial tools for success in our interconnected, fast paced economy," said State Senator Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood. "Investments in our region like those being made by AT&T contribute to our brighter future and ensure that Houstonians can continue the culture of innovation and economic strength that has become synonymous with Texas."
"AT&T is proud of its extensive fiber footprint in Houston. Through access to ultra-fast internet, residents and businesses are better positioned to grow, innovate and ensure our city is positioned for success," said Jorge Vazquez, vice president and general manager, AT&T South Texas. "The significant investments we're making in Houston allow our local AT&T employees to continue their legacy of helping drive opportunity in their hometown."
Communities in Houston are among the 9 million locations across 71 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to reach at least 14 million locations across at least 84 metro areas by mid-2019.
These locations, and others, make up the more than 28 million locations across the country where we offer home internet speeds of 45Mbps or higher.
Residents looking for more information on speeds and availability can click here. Businesses interested in AT&T Business Fiber can learn more at att.com/businessfiber. For more information on AT&T Fiber for residential customers, visit att.com/getfiber.
AT&T in Houston:
AT&T invested nearly $1.5 billion in our Houston wireless and wired networks during 2015-2017. These investments enhance reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders.
AT&T is the largest U.S.-based provider of fiber for business services nationwide. Across Texas, AT&T covers more than 285,000 business customer locations with high-speed internet services.
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.
*About AT&T Communications
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