AT&T Expands Ultra-Fast Internet Speeds in Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties

Staff Report From Athens CEO

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

To continue to improve how our customers connect, AT&T is investing to expand and enhance its 100% fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber and deliver our fastest internet speeds to more customers. Ultra-fast internet speeds are now available to more than 1 million locations across the state of Georgia, including thousands of locations in parts of Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties.

“As we work to champion economic opportunity in the Athens area and across our state, broadband access is an important piece of the puzzle,” said David Bradley, president of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. “I appreciate AT&T’s continuing commitment to building state-of-the-art infrastructure and enhancing broadband access in our local communities, including Athens-Clarke County.
“AT&T’s investments make it possible for businesses to grow and ensure that residents in our local communities have the tools they need to stay connected,” said Courtney Bernardi, president of the Oconee Chamber of Commerce. “This is exactly the type of investment that will keep our community and state at the forefront as we work to drive continued economic development and job creation in Oconee County and across Georgia.”
Communities in Georgia are among the 11 million locations across 84 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to add reach at least 14 million locations across at least 85 metro areas by mid-2019.
“We are proud of our extensive fiber footprint in Georgia, which is just part of our nearly 140-year history of helping connect this great state. We are committed to innovation and bringing cutting-edge technologies, services, and products that provide opportunities in all segments of our economy,” said Paul Chambers, AT&T Georgia regional manager of external affairs. “The significant investments we’re making in Athens-Clarke and Oconee Counties allow our local AT&T employees to build on their legacy of helping drive opportunity in their home communities.”