AT&T subscribers in Charleston area will now be able to enjoy high-speed internet service. AT&T is the second internet provider to offer high-speed internet service to the residents of Charleston. The first telecom company to sell gigabit access in Charleston region was Moncks Corner-based Home Telecom. They installed the first gigabit connection in Summerville a few years ago.
Reports indicate that the latest service from AT&T will be available only in parts of West Ashley, Summerville, and Mount Pleasant. The Telco giant is still installing fiber cable throughout these regions and neighboring regions in order to expand their gigabit internet service to more areas. Reports indicate that North Charleston and Goose Creek are next regions, where AT&T is planning to launch their fiber internet service. Officials from the company have said that the cost for the gigabit internet service will be $90 per month.
Gigabit internet connection enables the customers to download data at an internet speed of 1,000 Mbps and it is one of the best internet speed offered by any provider in the country. Most of the internet connections in Lowcountry region are much lower when compared to what AT&T is offering. However, AT&T claimed that Charleston area is one among the 44 metros in the nations, where AT&T is offering gigabit internet service.
John Mitchell, Regional Director of External Affairs for AT&T South Carolina said, “Our customers are increasingly interacting with their world in more data-intensive ways. 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.”
Charleston Mayor, John Tecklenburg said, “We are excited that AT&T is bringing high-speed internet to our local business community. Ultra-fast internet speeds will provide our local businesses with the modern technology needed to succeed in our 21st century economy.”
Mt. Pleasant Mayor, Linda Page said, “Ultra-fast internet from AT&T will provide greater economic opportunities for our residents and help our local small businesses grow. 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.”
Charleston residents, who have subscribed to the fiber internet service from AT&T, will be able to access the latest Wi-Fi technology, and they can enjoy broad coverage and faster Wi-Fi speeds in an in-home setting.