AT&T Announces Fiber Expansion News in the Augusta Area

Staff Report From Augusta CEO

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

AT&T is now offering a 1 gigabit connection on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber to additional customer locations in the Augusta area, including in parts of Grovetown, other parts of Columbia County and surrounding areas.
The Augusta area is one of 57 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to reach at least 75 metros with our fastest internet service.
Today, we market a 1 gigabit connection on our 100% fiber network to over 5.5 million locations across 57 metros. We plan to reach at least 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.
“Our customers are increasingly interacting with their world in more data-intensive ways,” said Stan Shepherd, AT&T Director of External Affairs. “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’re continuing to expand the availability of our fastest internet speeds to more Augusta area communities.”
“The 100% fiber network from AT&T will contribute to our growing economy and high quality of life in Grovetown and the greater Augusta area,” said State Representative Barry Fleming.  “Access to high-speed internet will help create new jobs, grow small businesses and improve access to educational opportunities.”
“Increased access to high-speed internet is an important ingredient for our developing local cyber community,” said Columbia County Commissioner Bill Morris. “AT&T’s investment in their ultra-fast AT&T Fiber in Grovetown and other parts of Columbia County is a positive step.”
AT&T Internet 1000, is our fastest internet speed tier on our 100% fiber network. It is offered at $70 per month for customers who bundle with another AT&T service on a single bill, or only $80 per month standalone. Either way, there are no extra monthly fees and equipment is included with a 12-month agreement.  Customers are also able to add our award-winning DIRECTV or U-verse TV service as well. We have single, double and triple play offers to fit each customer’s needs.
What can I do with a service that starts with a 1 gig connection?

You can download 25 songs in 1 second or your favorite 90-minute HD movie in less than 34 seconds. Customers can enjoy our fastest upload and download speeds.
You can also quickly access and stream the latest online movies, music and games. These ultrafast speeds let you easily telecommute, video-conference, upload and download photos and videos, and connect faster to the cloud.
What is AT&T Fiber?

Our 100% fiber network under the AT&T Fiber umbrella brand lets customers choose from a range of internet speeds, all over an ultrafast internet connection. This 100% fiber network is just one of the network technologies we plan to use to connect customers as a part of AT&T Fiber.
Frost & Sullivan recently recognized AT&T for its leadership in high-speed internet services. It awarded AT&T the 2016 Company of the Year Award for Broadband Access. The analyst firm praised AT&T for “rapidly evolving into a new form of telecommunications company; one that is based on the delivery of broadband access, both fixed and mobile, as well as services that ride that access.”