AT&T and City of Amarillo Celebrate Innovation for $24 Million Fiber Network
AT&T will offer ultra-fast Internet speeds to more than 22,000 customer locations in Amarillo.
The tip of the shovel fell off. Dirt went up. And the future of reliable, high-speed Internet in Amarillo just got that much brighter.
AT&T* and City of Amarillo officials today pioneered a new state-of-the-art fiber network that will deliver blazing-fast Internet to more than 22,000 customer locations in the city. Lynette Aguilar, vice president and general manager of AT&T – North Texas, joined Amarillo Mayor Ginger Nelson and other community leaders at the Alamo Center in celebration of the $24 million public-private project between AT&T and the city .
“This groundbreaking signifies the beginning of new possibilities for Amarillo,” Mayor Nelson said. “Technology is constantly evolving and our city deserves broadband that can handle present and future needs. I am pleased that we have been able to work with AT&T and other community partners to find the best connectivity solution for our residents.”
“Expanding our fiber footprint to connect underserved communities like Amarillo is necessary for our work to help bridge the digital divide,” Aguilar said. “AT&T’s history of building communications in this state spans more than 140 years. Our job is to continually evolve with these requests to continue to serve our customers and community. This is what we are doing in Amarillo.”
“Amarillo’s dedication to investing in fiber broadband will provide life-changing opportunities for our poor community,” added Rep. Four Price. “Our schools, businesses and families thrive when government officials and savvy Internet service providers like AT&T come together to address the digital divide.”
The network, which is expected to be completed in the next 12 to 18 months, will bring AT&T’s hyper-fast fiber service to more residential and small business locations in the Amarillo area.
One of the areas that will directly benefit from AT&T’s new fiber network is the Barrio neighborhood, located in East Amarillo. The historic area, with a rich Hispanic heritage, was the focus of a revitalization plan approved by the Amarillo City Council in 2018 in collaboration with the Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee.
“The Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee supports ways to strengthen our community and showcase our local talent,” said Teresa Kenedy, chair of the Barrio Neighborhood Planning Committee. “This investment in connectivity by both the city and AT&T will provide countless opportunities for our residents to work, learn and play.”
AT&T Fiber is the fastest of the major providers and offers symmetrical download and upload speeds of up to 5 gigabytes.1 Residents and businesses can learn more about AT&T Fiber at att.com/fiber and can sign up to be notified when the service is available at their address at att.com/notifyme.
AT&T is committed to connecting more Americans to high-speed, reliable broadband Internet in a variety of ways, including expanding and upgrading our network and participating in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP offers eligible households a benefit of up to $30 per month (up to $75 per month on eligible tribal lands) to reduce the cost of broadband service and can be applied to AT&T Fiber where available. Or use it towards Access from AT&Toffering speeds up to 100Mbps for $0 after ACP benefit is applied. After confirming your ACP eligibilitycall us at 866-986-0963 or visit us on line to review options and order service. Make sure you have the ACP application ID handy when you do this.
AT&T Fiber, now offering speeds of up to 5 gigs, is truly the internet that upgrades everything. Offer consumers the fastest Internet connection1 Coupled with network reliability, AT&T Fiber supports tightly connected home, work, and family lives. Our simple pricing eliminates annual contracts, data caps, equipment costs, and 12-month price hikes for all new customers. Plus, AT&T ActiveArmor SM Internet security and our next generation Wi-Fi are included at no extra cost.
For more information and to check availability for all AT&T fiber speed tiers from 300Mbps up to 5gig, visit att.com/getfiber. For more details on our Access from AT&T program, check out att.com/internet/access.