Fiber continues to be a buzzword in big tech, and AT&T is one of its most prominent proponents.
The telecommunications giant just unveiled AT&T Business Fiber, a new high-speed strain of U-Verse internet service aimed at businesses.
AT&T Business Fiber is the first new service introduced under the company’s Fiber to the Building Program, which itself is under the umbrella of the Project Velocity IP initiative deploy fiber to more than one million additional business customer locations in AT&T’s wireline service area.
But, as anyone following Google Fiber knows, Fiber is still a brewing technology sprouting up mostly in smaller metropolitan areas nationwide for test deployments.
Thus, AT&T Business Fiber is only available for installation within "AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings."
Once installed, AT&T boasts it will produce symmetric and asymmetric speeds ranging from 25 Mbps to 300 Mbps.
Those speeds are touted to be ideal for mission-critical, cloud-based workloads such as video conferencing, routine backups, and storage. The channel also comes with firewall protection via a Fiber Broadband Gateway device.
AT&T Business Fiber is now available for designated Fiber Ready buildings in Austin, San Antonio, Detroit, Indianapolis, Sacramento, and Orlando. AT&T projected more than 16,000 businesses could support the service at launch time.
The telco giant is already planning to expand to additional markets, which should be revealed later this year.
Pricing for AT&T Business Fiber connectivity starts at $50 per month for 25 Mbps asymmetric service with the additional promise of "no signed contracts."