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.
In Greenville, AT&T has been selected to build AT&T Fiber to nearly 2,500 customer locations in a project valued at $12.3 million.
In Charleston, the plan calls for AT&T Fiber to be delivered to nearly 6,900 customer locations in a project valued at $10.5 million.
“For South Carolina to remain competitive, especially in our rural areas, we must ensure that high-speed internet is a possibility for every South Carolinian, said. Gov. 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 and ultimately improve the quality of life for thousands of South Carolinians.”
Plans call for residents and businesses to have access to the fastest internet delivering up to 5-Gig speeds1 and 25X faster upload speeds2 and more upload bandwidth than cable.3 Faster speeds and increased bandwidth mean customers can connect multiple devices, stream multiple entertainment sources, quickly upload content to social media and experience ultra-low lag for pro-level gaming – all at the same time.
Extensive planning and engineering work for this project will begin immediately. The network buildout is expected to be complete by the end of 2024.
“Bringing fast and reliable AT&T Fiber to Greenville and Charleston is a prime example of how we’re helping to close the digital divide through public-private partnerships,” said AT&T South Carolina President Jane Sosebee. “With AT&T Fiber, we’re connecting more South Carolinians with blazing fast internet that will help enhance education, telemedicine and entrepreneurship in the Palmetto State.”
AT&T has extensive experience deploying fiber-optics across South Carolina. In fact, more than 400,000 locations in the state have access to AT&T Fiber today.
Residents and businesses can learn more about AT&T Fiber at att.com/fiber and can sign up to be notified when service will be available at their address at att.com/notifyme.
AT&T is working to roll out AT&T Fiber through public-private partnerships in communities across the country and to further close the digital divide by encouraging adoption and offering affordable internet solutions.
One of those ways is through participating in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible households with a benefit of up to $30 a month (up to $75 a month on qualifying Tribal lands) to reduce the cost of broadband service and can be applied to AT&T Fiber, where available. Or use it toward Access from AT&T, offering speeds up to 100Mbps for $0 after the ACP benefit is applied. After you confirm your ACP eligibility, call us at 866-986-0963 or visit us online to review your options and order service. Be sure to have your ACP application ID handy when you do this.