AT&T charges ahead with fiber service for buildings, enterprise

AT&T (NYSE: T) is getting more aggressive in the fiber market, especially through its fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) program as part of its multi-billion dollar Project VIP effort. The carrier wants to reach 1 million business customer locations with fiber. Building on the work it has done thus far, the company recently introduced its Business Fiber service, which will ultimately provide up to 1 Gbps services to buildings that have been equipped with fiber. Tom Hughes, AT&T's vice president of small business product management, is one of the executives leading the charge on AT&T's fiber rollout. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently sat down with Hughes to talk about the progress AT&T has made with its FTTB initiative and the new Business Fiber product. The two discussed how AT&T is attacking the SMB market, competing with traditional cable players and the impact of the cloud on AT&T's fiber business Hot Seat