The Amarillo market is large enough and competitive enough that it offers the latest telecommunications services.
Local telephone service is provided by AT&T, a leader in introducing innovative communication solutions to businesses. Businesses can also expect to have a choice in their local telephone provider soon; AT&T must open its local markets to competition since it seeks to compete in the long distance market over its own network.
AT&T has offices in Amarillo with digital switching equipment, and they are linked by fiber optic cable to provide reliable and instantaneous connections to the rest of the world. An existing fiber optic infrastructure is already in place to serve most of the buildings and sites where a new business would want to locate in Amarillo. In many areas, SONET ring redundancy is available. The services and capabilities available to businesses include:
Most major telecom companies have points-of-presence in Amarillo, providing long distance and other services:
Internet service providers in Amarillo include ARNet, GTE Internetworking, NTS Communications, Amarillo Online, NetJava communications, and 1Source Technologies. AOL, Prodigy, Cybernet and Flashnet all offer a variety of dial-up, cable, and digital service.
The local cable TV company, SuddenLink Communications, offers cable Internet access using high-speed cable modems. There are local companies that provide a full range of website development services including e-commerce applications, design and graphics, consulting, training, and hosting. State-of-the-art wireless services, both messaging and voice (including digital), are available in Amarillo. In fact, the wireless network infrastructure here is often more reliable than in large cities, where "concrete canyons" and tunnels can disrupt service.