According to a report by the Market Research firm in April 2014, 39.3% of businesses in the U.S. with at least 20 employees have access to faster network connections through fiber-optic hardware compared to 36.1% in 2012. The remaining 60.7% of buildings are listed as the “Fiber Gap” in which companies in this range do not have access to fiber-optic network connections and services, and this is where AT&T plans to assist and close out that “Fiber Gap”.
Today AT&T announced a new Business Service for providing AT&T Business Fiber to AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings in Orlando with speeds that range from 25 Mbps – 300 Mbps. This is one step towards the company’s aggressive Fiber to the Building Program, part of Project Velocity IP, which has already deployed fiber to more than 3,000 business customer locations throughout Orlando and plans to deploy fiber to more than one million additional business customer locations in AT&T’s wireline service area.
This new service will offer initial upload and download speeds of up to 300 Mbps, with plans to offer up to 1 Gbps in the future. It will also provide the bandwidth that will support applications that are listed as business critical, such as video conferencing, cloud-based services, storage, and more.
The prices could be starting as low as $50 per month for 25 Mbps asymmetric services with no signed contracts.
Local buildings such as the Angebilt Building with over 75 tenants and Veranda Park with over 40 tenants are some of Orlando’s multi-tenant buildings that are “fiber-green” under AT&T’s Fiber to the Building Program. These buildings will house business that will be some of the first to have access to the AT&T Business Fiber.
AT&T Business Fiber does not just provide the speed but also multiple services for businesses to take part in. Security services, network services, and cloud-based services are examples of services that are available to businesses in AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings. The AT&T Business Fiber will help companies in multiple tasks such as Uploading/downloading large data files and images, editing company websites, backing up data remotely, videoconferences and sharing large files with employees or customers that are in one or multiple locations.
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