AT&T this week offered an update on its business fiber deployments. The carrier says that it has more than 1.1 million global route miles and more than 8 million business customer locations on or within 1,000 feet of those lines. AT&T on-network buildings number almost 400,000, housing more than 1.8 million customer locations, are served by AT&T. Thousands are added on a monthly basis.
The company said it has increased its lead as the largest U.S.-based provider of fiber for businesses.
“It all starts with fiber. Fiber accelerates everything that businesses need to digitally transform. Without fiber, innovative solutions like highly-secure networking, cloud computing and 5G wouldn’t be possible,” said Mo Katibeh, the chief marketing officer for AT&T Business, in a press release. “As we continue to expand our national fiber network, we want businesses to take full advantage of our fiber highway that is essentially right to their doorstep.”
AT&T On-Network Buildings
AT&T Business Fiber provides services as fast as 1 Gbps. Other options – AT&T Dedicated Internet and AT&T Switched Ethernet Service – go beyond that speed.
Things seem to be going well overall for the communications conglomerate, which yesterday announced its fourth quarter results. Barron’s reports that it topped analysts’ predictions on both revenue and profits.
AT&T added 4.1 million wireless customers during the last quarter of 2017, with 2.7 million of those coming from the United States on a net basis. The carrier signed 329,000 post-paid wireless phone subscribers. Revenue for the quarter was $41.68 billion, which was a slight decline on a year over year basis. Excluding some costs, the earnings per share was 78 cents.