We seem to get a PR for every city that gets LTE, but we don’t often get data points on the fiber buildouts by incumbent providers. This morning though AT&T did offer up the latter, as the telecommunications giant announced its progress bringing fiber to buildings down in Florida.
They have brought fiber into 750 multi-tenant buildings across the satate, thus bringing big bandwidth to the doors of some 25,000 business customer locations. It’s part of their Project Velocity IP initiative, which aims at adding 1M such business customer locations to its on-net footprint by the end of 2015.
Those SMBs and enterprises that get fiber will have an easier time moving pieces of their operations into the cloud, which of course AT&T would like to help with. And they’ll also be locations that competitive providers may have less of an economic case to bring fiber into, although I’ll bet a few already are on-net for someone.
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