AT&T expands access to gigabit speeds in South Carolina markets

AT&T (NYSE: T) has brought one gigabit per second Internet speeds to businesses in 17 South Carolina markets, the company said.

The company said the availability of high-speed communications capabilities delivered by fiber optics is listed as a priority for a vast number of companies seeking to expand or relocate facilities.

With internet speeds up to one Gbps businesses can download 8,000-word processing documents in one second, download a two-hour hi-def video in 36 seconds and backup one a terabyte hard drive in 2.5 hours.

The company said it is also launching nationwide U-verse business voice over IP (VoIP) AT&T business fiber.

AT&T invested more than USD800 million in our South Carolina wireless and wireline networks from 2013 through 2015. AT&T has expanded its fiber footprint coverage to reach over one million incremental business customer locations in the US, with over 13,900 of those in South Carolina. The company said it plans to launch Internet speeds up to one gbps in more markets in the near future.

AT&T Inc. offers entertainment, mobile, high-speed internet and voice services.