ATLANTA, Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- To continue to improve how our customers connect, AT&T* is investing to expand and enhance its 100% fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber and deliver our fastest internet speeds to more customers. Ultra-fast internet speeds are now available to more than 1 million locations across the state of Georgia, including in parts of more than 31 counties and 73 cities.1
"AT&T – with over 17,000 Georgia employees, over $5 billion worth of Georgia investments during the last three years, and, now, over 1,000,000 direct fiber connections in the state – is well-established across Georgia's communities," said Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan. "As we focus on a goal of becoming the Technology Capital of the East Coast, we know that broadband access and reliability is critically important. Thank you, AT&T, for helping connect Georgia's families to the promise of the 21st century digital economy."
"I appreciate AT&T's continuing commitment to building state-of-the-art infrastructure and enhancing broadband access in Georgia," said Speaker of the House David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge). "AT&T's investments make it possible for businesses to grow and ensure that residents in communities across our state – both urban and rural – have the tools they need to stay connected. This is yet another reason Georgia remains the #1 state in the nation for business."
Parts of the following Georgia counties are eligible for our fastest internet service from AT&T, including but not limited to:
Parts of the following cities in Georgia are currently eligible for our fastest internet service from AT&T, including but not limited to:
"We are proud of our extensive fiber footprint in Georgia, which is just part of our nearly 140-year history of helping connect this great state. We are committed to innovation and bringing cutting-edge technologies, services, and products that provide opportunities in all segments of our economy," said Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T Georgia. "The significant investments we're making in rural and urban areas across Georgia allow our thousands of local AT&T employees to continue their legacy of helping drive opportunity in their home communities."
Communities in Georgia are among the 11 million locations across 84 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to add reach at least 14 million locations across at least 85 metro areas by mid-2019.
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 Georgia:
AT&T invested nearly $5.3 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Georgia between 2015 through 2017 and has nearly 4.7 million strand miles of fiber optics stretching across our footprint in Georgia. This drives upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.
AT&T is the largest U.S.-based provider of fiber for business services nationwide. Across Georgia, AT&T covers more than 106,000 business customer locations with high-speed internet services.
1Initial availability limited to select areas. May not be available in your area. Go to https://www.att.com/internet/ to see if you qualify.
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