AT&T launches gigabit internet service in Charleston-area

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — AT&T launched ultra-fast internet service in parts of the Charleston area. The 1-gigabit connection is available to area homes, apartments and small business locations on a 100% fiber network.

Plans to expand access to ultra-fast internet speeds to parts of Goose Creek and North Charleston are in the works.

We're told the Charleston area is one of 44 metros nationwide where AT&T ultra-fast internet service is currently available.

"Our customers are increasingly interacting with their world in more data-intensive ways," said John Mitchell, Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T South Carolina. "A growing number of people are streaming content directly from their devices, and interacting with family and friends through live videos. For these reasons, we're bringing our fastest internet speeds to Charleston area communities."

"We are excited that AT&T is bringing high-speed internet to our local business community," said Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. "Ultra-fast internet speeds will provide our local businesses with the modern technology needed to succeed in our 21st century economy."

"Ultra-fast internet from AT&T will provide greater economic opportunities for our residents and help our local small businesses grow," said Mt. Pleasant Mayor Linda Page. "AT&T's investment to deliver high-speed internet in rural areas across South Carolina using the latest technologies will help drive innovation and job creation."

Internet customers on the 100% fiber network have access to the latest Wi-Fi technology and can enjoy faster Wi-Fi speeds and broad coverage in an in-home setting.

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