AT&T is much serious about the deployment of their Ultrafast Internet. This service can offer gigabit speeds for businesses and aims companies in the Louisville area. This program is named Business Fiber. This means that more and more customers in Louisville area will be able to get the advantages of the one gigabit per second speed.
“The business and residents of Greater Louisville have an insatiable appetite for broadband,” said Kent Oyler, President & CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., the metro chamber of commerce. He added that this internet speed can attract more businesses to the AT&T deals. “AT&T is investing millions in new fiber-optic infrastructure across our region and expanding the capabilities of its already robust broadband network services,” Oyler said.
The AT&T internet plans coincide with that of Google and Time Warner cable. Google’s plan is named Google Fiber and decision is pending on this project. TWC is upgrading their internet services to cop up with the competitors. Hood Harris, President of AT&T Kentucky, said that, “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.”
With fiber optic connections that can offer up to 1GBps, about 8,000 word processing documents can be downloaded in a second, or a 2-hour HD movie can be downloaded in just 36 seconds. AT&T told that they have expanded their coverage to reach the incremental business customers. They are now investing in high-speed internet in the urban areas making use of wired and wireless technologies. AT&T has expanded the fiber network aggressively over the few years, both to businesses and consumers.
They have also announced plans to bring the service to apartments, homes and small businesses. However, this will be done only by the end of 2016.