City of Amarillo plans to do Deli
Plan calls for AT&T Fiber with speeds up to 5Gb to help bridge the digital divide by Texas Panhandle town
AMARILLO, TX, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The City of Amarillo today announced a $24M project with AT&T* to build its state-of-the-art fiber network to more than 22,000 customer locations across the city. The project proposes to provide access to AT&T Fiber for downtown homes, businesses and government agencies. The project is pending funding approval by the City of Amarillo and a final contract between AT&T and the city.
“The city of Amarillo the broadband plan is one of the most significant technology infrastructure advancements in the city’s history,” said Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson. “Amarillo takes the initiative to ensure that all of its residents have access to the World Wide Web and its myriad uses – from education to workforce development to healthcare and more. AT&T, with a long tradition of excellence in communications, is the ideal company for this historic project that will benefit all Amarillo community and serve as a model for other cities and communities to follow on how to connect their residents in the digital age. »
AT&T has built communication networks in Texas for more than 140 years and is currently the largest fiber optic Internet service provider in the country.1 In 2021, AT&T made fiber available in more than 300,000 new locations in Texas.
“We appreciate the City’s leadership and foresight in planning the choice of AT&T Fiber, which will provide a fast, reliable Internet solution for today and tomorrow. This is an important step for the City of Amarillo and the state of Texas to show how public-private partnerships can help bridge the digital divide,” said Fred Maldonado, regional vice president, AT&T Texas. “We have a long history of connecting businesses and residents in Amarilloand we look forward to working with the city of Amarillo on developing plans to bring high-speed internet to those who need it most.”
Extensive planning and engineering work will begin upon contract execution. AT&T Fiber is the fastest among major providers and offers symmetrical speeds of up to 5 gigabytes on uploads and downloads.2 Faster speeds and increased bandwidth mean customers can connect multiple devices, stream multiple sources of entertainment, quickly download social media content, and experience ultra-low lag for pro-level gaming, all at the same time.
Residents and businesses can learn more about AT&T Fiber at att.com/fiber and can sign up to be notified when the service becomes available to their address at att.com/notifyme. AT&T will also keep the community informed about the project.
Affordable Internet service is available to low-income households as part of AT&T’s commitment to help bridge the digital divide. AT&T’s Access provides low-cost broadband options, including free Internet access for eligible households when combined with federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) benefits.3 After confirming your CPA eligibility, call us at 866-986-0963 to discuss your options and order service. Make sure you have your National Verifier App ID ready when you call.
About AT&T in Texas
AT&T Customers and FirstNet® Subscribers Texas received a big boost in wireless connectivity and fiber access last year. In 2021, AT&T completed nearly 1,000 wireless network improvements in Texas, including the addition of nearly 200 new macro sites. AT&T also made fiber available in more than 300,000 new locations in Texas in 2021. These network upgrades will improve the state’s broadband coverage and help provide residents, businesses and first responders with faster, more reliable service.
From 2018 to 2020, we expanded coverage and improved connectivity in more communities by investing more than $7.7 billion in our wireless and wireline networks in Texas. This investment improves reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and their businesses.
And in Amarillowe have extended coverage and improved connectivity by investing more than $60 million in our wireless and wireline networks from 2018 to 2020.
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1 Based on fiber count to homes using publicly available data.
2 Limited availability in some regions. Fastest among major internet service providers, based on 5Gbps offering. Internet speed claims represent maximum wired network service capacity speeds to the home and recommended configuration. Actual client speeds are not guaranteed. Maximum single device wired speed of 4.7 Gbps. For more information, visit www.att.com/speed101.
3 With access from AT&T. Speed of 100 Mbps or lower depending on location.
4 Based on GWS nationwide driving test data. GWS conducts paid drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its analysis. AT&T 5G requires compatible plan and device. 5G is not available everywhere. Visit att.com/5Gforyou for more details.
5 Based on publicly available data on net customer additions for major fiber optic providers over the previous four quarters.
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