"Fiber accelerates everything that businesses need to digitally transform. Without fiber, innovative solutions like highly-secure networking, cloud computing and 5G wouldn't be possible," said Mo Katibeh, chief marketing officer for AT&T Business, in the release. "As we continue to expand our national fiber network, we want businesses to take full advantage of our fiber highway that is essentially right to their doorstep."
AT&T Business Fiber delivers speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s. As more businesses migrate to the cloud, and use collaborative technology like video conferencing, high-speed connections are increasingly central to driving business operations.
AT&T claims to have the largest fiber footprint of US-based operators. As of December 2017, AT&T connected 7 million locations with fiber, and aims to reach 12.5 million locations by mid-2019. (See AT&T VP: Fiber Is at 'Core of Our Network'.)
It will cost less than $20 billion to connect unserved US anchor institutions with fiber, a step that will deliver fiber-based broadband to 95% of the population, a cost analysis conducted for the SHLB Coalition said.
In a February 21 radio show, Jeremy Harris, director of subscriber solutions and experience at ADTRAN, will discuss how service providers can use SD-Access, virtualization, automation and other technologies to improve customer experience – thereby decreasing churn and boosting sales.
Calix reports eight consecutive quarters of growth and record sales of more than half a billion dollars for fiscal 2017, despite a challenging fourth quarter where customers delayed decision making due to M&As and demand for expedited ROI.
During the show, CenturyLink's SVP pf Network Architecture, Andrew Dugan will discuss his new role, the benefits SD-WAN delivers, its role as a transformational technology and why service providers and their customers can begin deploying SD-WAN today. Bring your questions!