Charlotte, July 31, 2018 — To continue to improve how our customers connect, AT&T* is accelerating investment to expand and enhance its 100% fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber.
Ultra-fast internet speeds are now available to more than 250,000 locations across Charlotte, including in parts of more than 48 neighborhoods. We plan to continue to expand in the Charlotte area, reaching at least an additional 7 neighborhoods by the end of 2018.
By investing in our vast fiber network we’re ramping up to launch 5G in the Charlotte area this year. Our continued investment in the convergence of fiber and 5G and the future of connectivity unlocks faster speeds and better experiences for education, business, entertainment and more.
In Mecklenburg County, parts of the following municipalities are eligible for our fastest internet service from AT&T, including but not limited to Charlotte, Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, and Mint Hill.
Parts of the following Charlotte neighborhoods are currently eligible for our fastest internet service from AT&T, including but not limited to:
Some of the additional area neighborhoods where we plan to make AT&T Fiber service available by the end of the year include:
“Our vision for Charlotte is a diverse and inclusive community which offers opportunities for success for all,” said Mayor Vi Lyles. “Access to modern infrastructure, such as broadband technology, helps ensure that those opportunities do not depend on a person’s ZIP code. Private investment in building our community has long been a key to Charlotte’s success and I am excited to see AT&T continuing that tradition.”
“For decades, AT&T has been deploying fiber here in Charlotte, first in our backbone network and now in local neighborhoods throughout the city,” said Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T North Carolina. “This extensive fiber deployment is part of our commitment to deliver ultra-fast internet that keeps residents and businesses connected and helps attract the new jobs, investment and innovation that will keep Charlotte growing.”
Communities in Charlotte are among the 9 million locations across 71 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to reach at least 14 million locations across at least 84 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 invested nearly $1.8 billion in our North Carolina wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and responders.
AT&T is the largest U.S.-based provider of fiber for business services nationwide. Across North Carolina, AT&T covers more than 54,000 business customer locations with high-speed internet services.
1Actual customer speeds may vary. Download speeds are typically up to 940Mbps due to overhead capacity reserved to deliver the data.
2Initial availability limited to select areas. May not be available in your area. Go to https://www.att.com/internet/ to see if you qualify.
3After 12 months, price moves to standard rate of $90/mo.
4Speed/Time examples are estimates.
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