AT&T announced Wednesday the launch of a new Internet service that can provide Detroit businesses with upload and download speeds ranging from 25 to 300 megabits per second. Jim Murray, president of AT&T Michigan, calls the new fiber service a “game changer.”
“By offering our high speed tiers at speeds of up to 300 megabits per second, and soon 1 gigabit per second, (businesses in AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings) will be able to access services and technologies that will help take their businesses to the next level,” Murray says.
The high speeds, for instance, will allow employees to more quickly and efficiently upload, download, and share large files; videoconference with business partners and customers; and upload edits to a company’s website, Murray says.
In buildings where the “fiber-ready” infrastructure is installed, businesses will have access to a selection of security, network, and cloud-based services, all riding on the fiber network.
AT&T Business Fiber is the company’s first new service introduced through its Fiber to the Building program, which includes plans to expand its fiber reach to more than 1 million additional business customer locations by the end of 2015.
To date, AT&T has deployed fiber to more than 8,000 business customer locations across Detroit. The new high-speed service is also available in San Antonio and Austin, Texas; Indianapolis; Sacramento, Calif.; and Orlando, Fla.