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24 April 2014 Written by  Public Announcement

AT&T EYES 100 U.S. CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES FOR ITS ULTRA-FAST FIBER NETWORK

Build Plan to Be Influenced by Communities Offering Strongest   Investment Cases and Policies  

Consumers, Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses and Start-Ups to Benefit from Most Advanced Broadband Speeds, TV, and Technology, Competitive Offers and Deeper Commitment to Fiber Technology  

AT&T* has announced a major initiative to expand its ultra-fast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas. The fiber network will deliver AT&T U-verse® with GigaPowerSM service, which can deliver broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second and AT&T’s most advanced TV services, to consumers and businesses. 

AT&T will work with local leaders in these markets to discuss ways to bring the service to their communities. Similar to previously announced metro area selections in Austin and Dallas and advanced discussions in Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, communities that have suitable network facilities, and show the strongest investment cases based on anticipated demand and the most receptive policies will influence these future selections and coverage maps within selected areas. This initiative continues AT&T’s ongoing commitment to economic development in these communities, bringing jobs, advanced technologies and infrastructure.

The list of 21 candidate metropolitan areas includes: Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Oakland, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Louis, San Francisco, and San Jose. With previously announced markets, AT&T now has committed to or is exploring 25 metro areas for fiber deployment.

“We’re delivering advanced services that offer consumers and small businesses the ability to do more, faster, help communities create a new wave of innovation, and encourage economic development,” said Lori Lee, senior executive vice president, AT&T Home Solutions. “We’re interested in working with communities that appreciate the value of the most advanced technologies and are willing to encourage investment by offering solid investment cases and policies.”

In addition to the previously announced Austin, Dallas, Raleigh-Durham, and Winston-Salem markets, the list of metros and municipalities identified as candidates include, but are not restricted to: Metropolitan Area

Municipalities

Atlanta

Alpharetta, Atlanta, Decatur, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, McDonough, Marietta, Newnan, Norcross, and Woodstock

Augusta

Augusta

Austin1

Charlotte

Charlotte, Gastonia, and Huntersville

Chicago

Chicago, Des Plaines, Glenview, Lombard, Mount Prospect, Naperville, Park Ridge, Skokie, and Wheaton

Cleveland

Akron, Barberton, Bedford, Canton, Cleveland, and Massillon

Dallas2

Dallas2, Farmer’s Branch, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Irving, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and University Park

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Worth

Arlington, Euless, Fort Worth, and Haltom City

Greensboro

Greensboro

Jacksonville

Jacksonville and St. Augustine

Houston

Galveston, Houston, Katy, Pasadena, Pearland, and Spring

Kansas City

Independence, Kansas City, Leawood, Overland Park, and Shawnee

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Miami

Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Miami, Opa-Locka, and Pompano Beach

Nashville

Clarksville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Smyrna, and Spring Hill

Oakland

Oakland

Orlando

Melbourne, Oviedo, Orlando, Palm Coast, Rockledge, and Sanford

Raleigh-Durham2

Apex, Garner and Morrisville

(Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh)2

St. Louis and metro area

Chesterfield, Edwardsville, Florissant, Granite City, and St. Louis

San Antonio

San Antonio

San Diego

San Diego

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Jose

Campbell, Cupertino, Mountain View, and San Jose

Winston-Salem2

Winston-Salem2