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AT&T Launches New "Blazing-Fast" Internet Service for Businesses

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DALLAS, Sept. 18, 2014 — As AT&T* continues to aggressively deploy fiber to thousands of multi-tenant office buildings nationwide, the company today announced a new U-verse High Speed Internet service for businesses – AT&T Business Fiber – that provides businesses operating in AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings with blazing-fast broadband speeds. 

The new Internet service will offer upload and download speeds – over AT&T’s high speed fiber network – up to 300 Mbps initially, with future plans to offer speeds up to 1 Gbps.

AT&T Business Fiber is the first new service introduced under the company’s Fiber to the Building program, which is part of Project Velocity IP. The project includes plans to reach more than 1 million additional business customer locations with fiber in AT&T’s wireline service area. To date, AT&T has deployed fiber to more than half a million additional business customer locations across its wireline service area.

The new high speed Internet service is available to more than 16,000 businesses located in AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings in Austin, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Detroit; Indianapolis; Sacramento, Calif.; and Orlando, Fla.  Additional markets where the company expects to launch AT&T Business Fiber will be announced later this year.

AT&T Business Fiber offers multiple benefits, including:

  • Symmetric and asymmetric speeds ranging from 25 Mbps – 300 Mbps, with future plans to reach 1 Gbps;
  • Bandwidth that supports business critical applications such as cloud, backup, storage, video conferencing, and more;
  • No signed contracts;
  • Firewall protection via a Fiber Broadband Gateway device;
  • Prices starting as low as $50 per month for 25 Mbps asymmetric service.

“Our newest blazing-fast U-verse service, AT&T Business Fiber, will be a game changer for businesses in AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings,” said Cathy Martine, AT&T President of Enterprise Business Solutions. “By offering our high speed tiers at speeds of up to 300 megabits per second, and soon 1 gigabit per second, they will be able to access services and technologies that will help take their businesses to the next level.”

The first business to order and receive the new AT&T Business Fiber service is GameStop Corporation, specifically its retail store located at the Barton Creek Mall in Austin, Texas. The AT&T high-speed network will support the company’s GameStop Technology Institute, which is focused on delivering to its brick-n-mortar retail stores technology advancements that drive positive customer experiences and accelerate the pace of change within the retail industry.

“Our mission is to deliver the most advanced retail experiences to meet customers’ needs on their terms both in our physical and online stores,” said Jeff Donaldson, Senior Vice President of the GameStop Technology Institute. “To do this, we require advanced network design and capabilities that are as innovative as the retail technological applications we will be implementing within our stores. The AT&T Business Fiber service is the right network solution to not only help address our demanding IT infrastructure needs today, but to also help us implement the next evolutionary stage of our in-store retail capabilities.”

In addition to AT&T Business Fiber, businesses in AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings have access to an expanded array of security, network services, such as Internet and private networking, and cloud-based services, all of which ride on the fiber network. Specifically, companies in these buildings can more quickly and efficiently perform such tasks as:

  • Uploading and downloading large data files and images;
  • Sharing large files with employees or customers in other locations;
  • Uploading edits to company websites;
  • Backing up data remotely in the cloud at one or multiple locations; and
  • Video conferencing with suppliers, business partners and customers.

For more information about AT&T Business Fiber, please visit http://www.corp.att.com/businessfiber.

For more information about other products and services available to businesses, please visit http://www.att.com or call 800-660-3000.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best global wireless coverage, based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service with the AT&T U-verse® brand. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.

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