Senator Joins AT&T in Announcing New, Local Fiber Network

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Nov. 15, 2016 —

AT&T launched ultra-fast internet service in parts of the Birmingham area, including in parts of Chelsea,  Montevallo, Pelham and surrounding communities. We’re offering a 1 gigabit connection to area homes, apartments and small business locations on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T FiberSM.

In addition to the homes and small businesses connected to our 100% fiber network in the Birmingham area, we connect nearly 25 area apartment and condo properties.

We plan to expand access to our ultra-fast internet speeds in parts of Alabaster, Calera, Hoover and Tuscaloosa in the future.

The Birmingham area is one of 44 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to reach at least 67 metros with our fastest internet service.

We market our ultra-fast service to over 3 million locations nationwide, of which over 500,000 include apartments and condo units. We’re on track to meet the 12.5 million locations planned by mid-2019.

“The strength of our state’s economy relies on innovation and investment, and it is exciting to have AT&T already fulfilling the promise made less than a year ago to bring ultra-fast internet to Birmingham and surrounding communities,” said State Senator Jabo Waggoner. “New technology enriches the quality of life for area residents and business owners. I applaud AT&T’s continuing investment across Alabama.”

“AT&T’s robust investment in the greater Birmingham area and continued fiber deployment offer enhanced opportunities across all segments of our economy,” said Senator Cam Ward. “AT&T is the first major provider to offer these speeds to area residential customers. AT&T's ultra-fast internet is a welcome addition to Jefferson and Shelby Counties and our state.”

“AT&T is committed to extending access to ultra-fast internet in the greater Birmingham area because our customers are increasingly interacting with their world in more data-intensive ways,” said Fred McCallum, president of AT&T Alabama. “A growing number of people are streaming content directly from their devices and interacting with family and friends through live videos. For these reasons, we are proud to now offer our fastest internet speeds in Birmingham and its surrounding communities.”

Internet-only pricing for customers who choose AT&T Internet 1000, our fastest speed tier on our 100% fiber network, starts as low as $70 a month. Customers may be able to add one of our award-winning DIRECTV or U-verse TV services. We have single, double and triple play offers to fit each customer’s needs.

Internet customers on the 100% fiber network have access to the latest Wi-Fi technology. They can enjoy our best in-home experience with faster Wi-Fi speeds and broad coverage to seamlessly connect all their devices.

What can I do with a service that starts with a 1 gig connection?

These internet speeds are 20x faster than the average cable customer.4 You can download 25 songs in 1 second or your favorite 90-minute HD movie in less than 34 seconds.5 Customers can enjoy our fastest upload and download speeds.

You can also instantly access and stream the latest online movies, music and games. These ultra-fast speeds let you seamlessly telecommute, video-conference, upload and download photos and videos, and connect faster to the cloud.

What is AT&T Fiber?

The 100% fiber network under the AT&T Fiber umbrella brand gives customers the power to choose from a wide range of internet speeds over an ultra-fast internet connection. This network is just one of the network technologies we plan to use to connect customers as a part of AT&T Fiber.  

For more information on AT&T Fiber, visit att.com/getfiber. To find an apartment or condo on the 100% fiber network, visit att.com/apartments.

AT&T in Alabama:

AT&T has invested nearly $1.2 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Alabama between 2013 through 2015. This drives upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers. 

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