South Carolina Broadband Office Announces Plans to Bring Strong Broadband with AT&T Fiber to More than 9,000 Customer Locations in Charleston and Greenville
The plans call for AT&T Fiber with speeds up to 5 Gig to help bridge the digital divide
The South Carolina Broadband Office announced a project with AT&T* to expand AT&T Fiber to more than 9,000 additional customer locations in Greenville and Charleston.
AT&T in Greenville has been selected to install AT&T Fiber to nearly 2,500 customer premises in a $12.3 million project.
In Charleston, the plan calls for AT&T Fiber to be delivered to about 6,900 customer locations in a $10.5 million project.
“For South Carolina to remain competitive, especially in our rural areas, we must ensure that high-speed Internet is available to every South Carolinian. Governor Henry McMaster. “Thanks to the partnership between the South Carolina Broadband Office and our private partners like AT&T, we continue to make great progress, ultimately improving the quality of life for thousands of South Carolinians.”
The plans call for residents and businesses to get access to the fastest internet possible, reaching speeds of 5 Gigabytes.1 and 25X faster download speed2 and more download bandwidth than cable.3 Faster speeds and increased bandwidth mean customers can connect multiple devices simultaneously, stream multiple entertainment sources, quickly upload content to social media and experience ultra-low latency for high-end gaming.
Extensive planning and engineering work for this project will begin immediately. The construction of the network is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
“Bringing fast and reliable AT&T Fiber to Greenville and Charleston is a great example of how we’re helping bridge the digital divide through public-private partnerships,” said AT&T South Carolina President Jane Soseby. “With AT&T Fiber, we’re connecting more South Carolinians with blazing-fast internet that will help advance education, telemedicine and entrepreneurship in the Palmetto State.”
AT&T has extensive experience deploying fiber optics in South Carolina. In fact, today more than 400,000 locations in the state have access to AT&T Fiber.
Residents and businesses can learn more about AT&T Fiber at att.com/fiber and sign up to receive notifications when service becomes available at att.com/notifyme.
AT&T is working to further bridge the digital divide by rolling out AT&T Fiber through public-private partnerships in communities across the country and encouraging adoption and offering affordable internet solutions.
One of those ways is to participate in the federal Affordable Connection Program (ACP). ACP provides up to $30 per month (up to $75 per month on responsible tribal lands) to eligible households to reduce the cost of broadband service and may be applied to AT&T Fiber when available. Or use it correctly Access from AT&TIt offers speeds up to 100Mbps for $0 after ACP benefit is applied. Once ACP has confirmed your eligibility, call 866-986-0963 or visit us online to review your options and book service. Make sure you have your ACP program ID handy when doing this.
About AT&T in South Carolina
From 2019 to 2021, AT&T is investing nearly $800 million in its wireless and wireless networks in South Carolina to expand coverage and improve connectivity in more communities. This investment has improved reliability, coverage and overall performance for residents and businesses. It’s also enhanced critical communications services for South Carolina’s first responders using the FirstNet® network.
To be the Best Broadband Provider
Whether you’re at home, at work or on the go, we’re on a mission to be America’s best broadband provider. We do this by connecting the most reliable 5G network4 With the fastest growing fiber internet in America5, so you get a seamless experience from a single provider. Being the best communications provider also means serving the critical mission of America’s first responders. FirstNet®, built with AT&T, is the only purpose-built, nationwide wireless broadband communications platform dedicated to the public safety community.