CHESTERFIELD, Mo. , May 23, 2014 -- AT&T* is "lighting up" businesses at an impressive pace these days. So far, the fiber service that crews have installed at multi-tenant office buildings** across Chesterfield is enabling AT&T to make fiber-based broadband services available to more than 650 additional business customer locations. AEP River Operations, tenant of Sachs Properties in their Central Park Square building, is one of the businesses that have experienced the benefits of being located in a Fiber Ready Building.
The fiber to the building program is part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP (VIP) investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wireline IP broadband networks to support growing customer demand for high-speed Internet access, advanced TV services, and new mobile and cloud services.
Under the fiber to the building program, Chesterfield businesses in these AT&T Fiber Ready Buildings have access to an expanded array of security, network and cloud-based services, all of which ride on the fiber network. Specifically, companies in these buildings can more quickly and seamlessly perform such tasks as: Uploading and downloading large data files and images; Sharing large files with employees or customers in other locations; Uploading edits to company websites; Backing up data remotely in the cloud at one or multiple locations; and Videoconferencing with suppliers, business partners and customers.
The services are especially beneficial to businesses that regularly handle huge files such as medical images, illustrations, videos, engineering designs, and large presentation decks.
With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network,*** AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services.
For more information about AT&T's fiber to the building program, please visit: www.att.com/fiberreadybuilding . A brief animated video overview of the program can be viewed here and a brief "fiber installation" video can be viewed here .
Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation: "More broadband in more places! This is exactly what we need. The City of Chesterfield appreciates the investment by AT&T in the latest technology allowing all of us to be more connected. We look forward to working with AT&T on finalizing the plans for their Fiber to the Building initiative in Chesterfield."
Stephen Sachs, President, Sachs Properties: "We're implementing AT&T's Fiber services in many of our buildings, including Central Park Square, where AEP River Operations is a tenant, and have received great feedback from businesses like theirs. Providing our tenants with reliable services is a priority for us, so they can focus on their company goals; the Fiber connectivity allows us to do just that."
Keith Darling, President of AEP River Operations: "Existence of AT&T's Fiber service in our building provides us assurance of continuity of service for our ever-growing data transmission needs."
John Sondag, AT&T Missouri President: "We're delivering advanced services that offer consumers and small businesses the ability to do more, faster, help communities create a new wave of innovation, and encourage economic development. Fiber-based wired and wireless services bring the world to our business customers, but, just as important, they also help bring these customers to the world."
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** Business buildings with 6 or more tenants
*** Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.
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