AT&T brings 200 St. Louis area buildings onto fiber network

AT&T (NYSE: T) is giving more businesses in the St. Louis area the opportunity to access higher speed services such as Ethernet by extending their fiber network to over 200 multi-tenant buildings.

Through this expansion, the telco is making its suite of Ethernet and IP/VPN services available to over 5,000 business customer locations.

These fiber deployments also provide a few side benefits to the building owners. By having AT&T install fiber, they make their location more appealing to potential clients. There's also minimal disruption when new customers are added because the fiber-based electronic equipment that's installed can serve multiple tenants.

As part of the telco's Project VIP investment plan, it is deploying its fiber network to an additional 1 million business customer locations in its wireline service area by the end of 2015.  

In Missouri, AT&T has allocated $250 million to expand its on-net fiber connections to businesses and the reach of U-verse to more consumers.

The telco has been aggressively lighting up new multi-tenant buildings in multiple states as part of its fiber to the building (FTTB) program. In addition to St. Louis, AT&T equipped buildings with fiber in other parts of its territory, including Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.

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