AT&T Expands Fiber Plant to Serve 4 Additional Markets; FTTH in Baton Rouge Area
AT&T has rolled out gigabit fiber-to-the-premises services in a handful of cities, mostly in the South. The venerable telco is moving closer to its goal of reaching 67 markets by mid-2019. AT&T Fiber is now available in 44 markets. The new markets include Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Birmingham, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina; and Reno, Nevada. AT&T also announced expansion of AT&T Fiber in 16 existing markets.
AT&T claims they now have an addressable AT&T Fiber potential customer base of of 3 million locations, of which over 500K are apartments and condo units, or MDUs.
AT&T is expanding their AT&T Fiber locations, just as Google fiber retracts. They have made a point of highlighting this, gleefully so in some instances. As an incumbent provider with an extensive existing network, AT&T has distinct advantages over upstarts like Google fiber, who must overbuild markets at great expense and time.
AT&T today launched ultra-fast internet service in parts of the Baton Rouge area, including in parts of Central, Denham Springs, Zachery and surrounding communities. The company is offering a 1 gigabit connection to area homes, apartments and small business locations on their 100% fiber network powered by AT&T FiberSM.
In addition to the homes and small businesses connected to our 100% fiber network in the Baton Rouge area, AT&T connect nearly 20 area apartment and condo properties.
The Baton Rouge, LA area is one of 44 metros nationwide where AT&T ultra-fast internet service is currently available. The telco plans to reach at least 67 metros with their fastest internet service.
AT&T markets their 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.
"We are excited to add North Baton Rouge to the growing list of areas in Louisiana where our 100 percent fiber to the home network is bringing customers the fastest internet speeds available" stated Sonia Perez, state president, AT&T Louisiana. "At AT&T, we are committed to innovation and offering cutting-edge technologies, products and services that provide enhanced opportunities for the many ways our customers live, work and play."