AT&T Adds FTTB Depth, Offers a Few Datapoints

July 14th, 2016 by · 1 Comment

AT&T is putting more resources into its Business Fiber division.  According to a series of PRs yesterday, the company has expanded its potential fiber reach to as many as one million businesses nationwide.  They are also extending next generation voice and UC solutions along that fiber to their business customers along the 1Gbps connections they are offering.  

But more interesting to me today was the set of data points for on-net multi-tenant office buildings buried in the various press releases.  While it doesn’t cover their whole territory, AT&T revealed some state-by-state totals for fiber-ready buildings:

State On-net
Office Buildings
Alabama 200
California 7600
Florida 2400
Illinois 1400
Indiana 980
Louisiana 230
Michigan 1000
Mississippi 55
Missouri 1200
North Carolina 560
Oklahoma 220
South Carolina 180
Tennessee 360
Texas 3400
Wisconsin 465

That’s 17,100 on-net buildings across 11 states, 20,250 on-net buildings across 15 states, not including wholesale sites and towers and such, which offers a flavor of AT&T’s metro fiber depth in markets within its home turf.  That the list is led by California and Texas isn’t too surprising of course, with the Midwest being their next important focus.  But only 180 on-net multi-tenant buildings in South Carolina is a bit lighter than I’d have expected in the former Bell South territory.

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