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AT&T Expands Access to Gigabit Speeds to more Businesses in 20 North Carolina Markets

RALEIGH, N.C., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T1 is bringing gigabit internet speeds to even more businesses in 20 North Carolina markets. With AT&T Business Fiber, businesses can download and upload up 1 gigabit per second (Gbps).2

It’s now available in these markets:

• Apex
• Davidson
• Knightdale
• Asheville
• Garner
• Morrisville
• Burlington
• Greensboro
• Pineville
• Cary
• High Point
• Raleigh
• Chapel Hill
• Hendersonville
• Wilmington
• Charlotte
• Huntersville
• Winston-Salem
• Clemmons
• Jamestown

“For years, we have offered business customers gigabit connections, but through AT&T Business Fiber, we are speeding deployment of these high-speed connections to our business customers, offering fast and reliable network solutions to stay connected and competitive,” said Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T North Carolina. “As a result of the pro-investment business climate created by North Carolina’s leaders, we are investing heavily in our fiber-optics infrastructure, deploying increased speeds to both business and residential consumers across the state.”

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 North Carolina

AT&T invested more than $1.65 billion in our North Carolina wireless and wireline networks from 2013 through 2015.

Economic development leaders across the state reacted positively:

“Investment in the region’s technology infrastructure is critical to keeping our mountain communities competitive and attracting the jobs that will deliver sustainable and environmentally responsible growth. The availability of fiber optic services and networks helps ensure that the greater Asheville area competes on a level playing field with North Carolina’s large metro areas, as well as other cities throughout the country.” — Kit Cramer, President & CEO of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
“For businesses seeking to compete and win in today’s digital marketplace, speed is vital. The communications capabilities delivered by fiber optic networks assure that local entrepreneurs and businesses can provide the 21st Century jobs our communities need to thrive.” — Stan Kelly, President & COE of the Piedmont Triad Partnership
“NCNGN welcomes AT&T’s investment in business fiber as the next step in meeting the needs of the Triangle region of North Carolina. As was originally conceived in the NCNGN initiative, AT&T’s business fiber project will help provide the advanced-technology tools and capabilities needed in today’s online, digital economy. Our future, as a region and as a state, depends on residents and businesses having access to world-class information infrastructure and technology.” — Dennis Newman, Program Director of the North Carolina Next Generation Network project
“AT&T’s investment in gigabit Internet highlights the kind of vision and innovation Greater Wilmington relies on to keep its competitive edge sharp well into the next generation. High-speed, high-quality telecommunications capacity ranks high on the list of factors success-minded companies consider when expanding or relocating their operations.” — Scott Satterfield, CEO of Wilmington Business Development

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 23,700 of those in North Carolina. We currently have around 560 multi-tenant office buildings that are live with AT&T Business Fiber in North Carolina. And we will continue to build out to keep pace with growing demand.

We plan to launch Internet speeds up to 1Gbps in more markets in the near future. For more information, check out the AT&T Business Fiber website.