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AT&T BRINGS ‘BLAZING-FAST’ INTERNET ACCESS AND
ADVANCED FIBER-BASED SERVICES TO 2,500-PLUS OHIO BUSINESSES
Under Project VIP, AT&T has ‘lit up’ more than 100 multi-tenant office buildings
across the state, helping take the ‘speed of business to next level’
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 15, 2013) – AT&T is “lighting up” businesses at an impressive pace these
days. So far, service crews have installed fiber to an additional 107 multi-tenant buildings across Ohio,
making fiber-based broadband services available to more than 2,500 business customer locations.
The effort is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan to expand and
enhance the company’s wireless and wireline IP broadband networks, including deploying its fiber
network to an additional 1 million business customer locations in its wireline service area by year-end
Under the fiber to the building program, Ohio businesses in these AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings have
access to an expanded array of security, network and cloud-based services, all of which ride on the
fiber network. Specifically, companies in these buildings can more quickly and seamlessly perform such
Uploading and downloading large data files and images;
Sharing large files with employees or customers in other locations;
Uploading edits to company websites;
Backing up data remotely in the cloud at one or multiple locations; and
Videoconferencing with suppliers, business partners and customers.
The services are especially beneficial to businesses that regularly handle huge files such as medical
images, illustrations, videos, engineering designs, and large presentation decks.
AT&T Fiber Ready buildings provide:
Reliable and highly secure access to leading business technology solutions, including cloud,
virtual private network (VPN), and voice over IP (VoIP) services.
Options for adding equipment to enhance in-building wireless coverage and speeds.
High-speed internet access over Ethernet with upload and download speeds of up to 1 Gbps**.
Improved efficiency by converging voice and data over the same network.
“By offering blazing-fast upload and download speeds, generally available to only large businesses,
AT&T Fiber Ready buildings can take small and medium businesses to the next level,” said Adam
Grzybicki, President of AT&T Ohio. “Fiber-based wired and wireless services bring the world to our
business customers, but, just as important, they also help bring these customers to the world.”
The program also offers benefits to property owners and managers, including:
More appeal to potential tenants by providing access to the most advanced telecommunications
Deployment of fiber-based electronic equipment that can serve multiple tenants, streamlining
the installation process and minimizing disruption.
For more information about AT&T’s fiber to the building program, please visit:
www.att.com/fiberreadybuilding. A brief animated video overview of the program can be viewed here.
Project VIP: Expanding Reach of Wireless and Wired Broadband
Last November, AT&T launched Project VIP, a three-year investment plan to expand and enhance its
wireless and wireline IP broadband networks. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to increase the
density of its wireless network by deploying more than 10,000 macro sites, more than 1,000 distributed
antenna systems, and more than 40,000 small cells by year-end 2015. Through this initiative, the
company plans to:
Expand 4G LTE to cover more than 300 million people by year-end 2014, with plans to cover nearly
270 million people by the end of 2013 and be substantially complete with its build in summer 2014
Expand the AT&T wired IP network to approximately 57 million customer locations, covering
approximately 75 percent of customer locations in its wireline service area by year-end 2015
Through the fiber-to-the-building program, expand its fiber network to reach 1 million additional
business customer locations by year-end 2015
For free business resources such as webinars, case studies, and best practices, visit the AT&T Small
Business Solutions website. Additionally, real-time information and updates can be found on the AT&T
Small Business Facebook page and AT&T Small Business Twitter channel.
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* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T
brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Certain services and speeds may not be available in all areas.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in
the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the
United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest
and most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and
cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any
U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV service