Columbia, South Carolina is one of 38 metro areas that will be included in an expansion of AT&T's services.
Residents of the Columbia area will have access to AT&T's GigaPower services, which offer faster-than-ever internet connections — up to 1 gigabit per second.
“We’re proud to be bringing this advanced, ultra-high-speed technology to South Carolina and look forward to launching in the Columbia area,” Pamela Lackey, president of AT&T South Carolina, said.“The AT&T GigaPower network will help encourage economic development in the Midlands by facilitating a new wave of innovation through enhanced opportunities for education, health, research and small business growth. This reflects the ongoing efforts by South Carolina’s state and local leaders to build and maintain a public policy environment that encourages private investment in advanced technology.”
The availability of the service will also be a boon for businesses, officials said.
“When we talk about making South Carolina’s environment for business development competitive, we’re talking about things like offering the companies we’re recruiting, and those already growing in our state, the latest and most innovative technology infrastructure,” South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said. “That’s why AT&T’s announcement that it plans to deploy gigabit speed internet service across South Carolina is terrific news for our employers, employees, students and families.”
For more information, including a map showing where AT&T GigaPower network is and will become available, is online at att.com/gigapowermap.