today announced that it has added 1 million additional business customer locations to its fiber network since 2012 when the company began its aggressive fiber expansion program. The expansion helped extend the AT&T U.S. fiber network another 76,000 route miles, bringing the total to nearly 500,000. AT&T offers business customers high-speed Internet products on its fiber network in every major metro in the company’s 21-state footprint.
What This Means for DuPage County
“Continued investment into the fiber network in DuPage County is critical to our growth,” said Bryan Gay, Choose DuPage Economic Development Director.
“As more businesses compete globally for customers, high-speed internet is no longer a luxury, it’s an expectation. These types of investments will help maintain DuPage County’s position as a premiere business location in the global marketplace.”
What does the fiber network provide?
The AT&T fiber network provides the bandwidth needed to support data intensive services such as video, collaboration, cloud services and more through products such as Ethernet, Virtual Private Networking, Managed Internet Service, AT&T GigaPowerSM
and AT&T Business Fiber. Customers can complement their high-speed Internet with network security options and online backup to help protect and virtualize their business-critical information.
“Our business customers continuously tell us that they need reliable network solutions to help them operate faster and with more agility. Our fiber network gives them the capabilities they need to support mission-critical business functions both now and in the future.” said Steve McGaw, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T Business Solutions.