New Orleans has been selected as the latest site for a 100 percent fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber. The network will offer a 1 gigabit connection to area homes, apartments and small business locations.
AT&T State President Sonia Perez will join City Councilmember LaToya Cantrell were present at the event on November 15 when AT&T unveiled the latest technology advancement coming to the New Orleans area.
AT&T had announced last month that some of New Orleans was covered, including parts of St. Tammany Parish, Lafourche Parish, Tangipahoa Parish and Terrebonne Parish, and parts of the city of New Orleans.
“The 100% fiber network from AT&T will contribute to our growing economy and high quality of life in New Orleans,” said Cantrell. “Access to high-speed internet will help create new jobs, grow small businesses and improve access to educational opportunities.”
Since 2013, AT&T has invested more than $1 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Louisiana alone. The company now markets its fiber service to over 3 million locations throughout the United States.
“I am very pleased AT&T selected New Orleans as a site for its 100% fiber network,” said Ben Johnson, New Orleans Chamber of Commerce President and CEO. “Access to ultra-high-speed internet will play a key role in our region’s economic future by helping attract new jobs, encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, and opening new opportunities in many fields.”