CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 now offers ultra-fast internet service up to 1 gigabit per second over our 100% fiber network to hundreds of thousands of homes, apartments and small businesses across North Carolina.
Some of the fastest growing apartment communities in the U.S. are located in North Carolina – Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem. We've worked with property owners and residents to make ultra-fast speeds available to nearly 20,000 individual apartment units located at more than 80 apartment complexes in the state. We've also made it easier than ever for area residents to determine which properties offer AT&T GigaPower by providing an interactive tool at att.com/apartments.
From 2013 through 2015, AT&T invested more than $1.65 billion in its wireline and wireless networks in North Carolina.
As part of our agreement with the North Carolina Next Generation Network project, we provide access to free Internet at affordable housing complexes for low-income residents in Raleigh and Chapel Hill. We are also service at speeds up to 1 gigabit per second at more than 10 community centers.
"We announced plans to bring AT&T GigaPower to North Carolina communities in 2014, and launched service in Raleigh-Durham in just six months. The results of this robust expansion of our ultra-fast internet service across North Carolina has surpassed expectations," said Venessa Harrison, president, AT&T North Carolina. "This investment in some of the fastest internet speeds available is making a big difference in the lives of many North Carolinians. It offers residential customers the high-speed connectivity they're demanding. And it helps small businesses compete in a modern economy."
Internet speeds up to 1Gbps over our 100% fiber AT&T GigaPower network are blazing fast. It lets you:
- Instantly access the latest online movies, music and games.
- Connect faster to the cloud, videoconferencing and more.
- Download 25 songs in 1 second, a TV show in 3 seconds or your favorite HD movie in less than 36 seconds.2
AT&T GigaPower is available today to residents and small businesses in parts of over 15 different communities in 5 metro areas, with plans to expand to Asheville. These include:
- Charlotte: Charlotte, Gastonia, Huntersville
- Durham: Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham
- Greensboro: Clemmons, Greensboro
- Raleigh: Apex, Garner, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Raleigh
- Winston-Salem: Winston-Salem
AT&T GigaPower offers Internet speeds up to 1Gbps for as low as $70 a month.3
Customers on the AT&T GigaPower network can access any of the high-speed Internet tiers ranging from 3Mbps all the way up to 1Gbps.
AT&T GigaPower customers have access to the latest Wi-Fi technology. They can enjoy our best in-home Wi-Fi experience, faster Wi-Fi speeds, expanded coverage and support for all of their devices.
Customers may be able to choose between our award-winning DIRECTV or U-verse TV services. We have choices to fit each customer's needs.
The AT&T GigaPower network is currently available in over 1.6 million locations across 25 of the nation's largest metro areas. We have plans to expand the availability of ultra-fast internet speeds up to 1Gbps in parts of 31 more areas. This comes to a total of at least 56 metros.
We plan to reach more than 14 million residential and commercial locations with fiber.
Additionally, our AT&T Business Fiber internet service is already available to small businesses in parts of more than 180 U.S. cities, making it possible to download and upload at speeds up to 300 megabits per second.4
For more information on AT&T GigaPower, or to check availability, please visit att.com/gigapower.
1 AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand name and not by AT&T Inc.
2 Speed/Time examples are estimates.
Initial availability limited to select areas. May not be available in your area. Go to att.com/gigapower to see if you qualify.
3 AT&T GigaPower Premier offer is available with agreement from customer to participate in AT&T Internet Preferences. AT&T may use Web browsing information, like the search terms entered and the Web pages visited, to provide customers with relevant offers and ads tailored to their interests. Taxes, additional fees and restrictions may apply. Pricing subject to change. Different offers and prices may apply for small businesses.
4 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.
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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