AT&T becomes the fastest major internet provider, delivering fiber at speeds of up to 5 gigabytes
AT&T to bring up to 5-Gigs of symmetrical internet speeds across parts of its footprint; Introduces new, simple, clear pricing
What’s the news? AT&T Fiber customers now have access the fastest internet1 On the fastest growing fiber optic network2 with our new multi gig speeds† As of today, nearly 5.2 million customer locations in parts of more than 70 metro areassuch as LA, Atlanta and Dallas, can benefit from symmetrical 2-Gig and 5-Gig Speed Levels†
And this is just the beginning: AT&T will continue to bring multi-gig compatible technology into our current fiber footprint in 2022 and as part of our future expansion efforts to reach 30 million customer locations by the end of 2025.
We are also rolling out from today clear prices with our consumer AT&T fiber portfolio. For new customers, this means no equipment fees, no annual contract, no data caps, and no price increase after 12 months – just the fastest internet, plus AT&T ActiveArmor SM internet security, next-gen Wi-Fi and HBO Max included with our fastest speed plans – at no extra cost.
Another thing we don’t put on the brakes is speed. In our labs we have achieved speeds of up to 10 Gig.
AT&T Fiber, now with Hyper-Gig speeds, is truly the Internet that upgrades everything.
What are people saying?
“As we aim to become America’s best connectivity provider, we are doubling the use of fiber in our broadband infrastructure,” said Jeff McElfresh, CEO of AT&T Communications† “With true multi-gig speeds and symmetric upload and download, AT&T Fiber will redefine the way we experience the Internet and drive innovation from education to work to entertainment.”
“The pandemic has significantly changed the way consumers and businesses use the Internet and what is required of a broadband provider,” said Roger Entner, founder and principal analyst of Recon Analytics. “Faster is better, but reliability is best. And AT&T has shown that it has both with AT&T Fiber.”
What is multi-gig and why is it useful?
According to a recent study commissioned by AT&T for Recon Analytics, 6 out of 10 consumers bought a newly connected device in the past year†3 The average consumer has 13 connected devices in their home and that number is expected to multiply. In addition, half of all employees now have the ability to: long-term remote work – meaning hours of video conferencing.3 Consumers and small businesses are consuming more data than ever, and we expect data usage to continue to grow from megabytes to terabytes.
Multi-gig speeds are ready for this growing demand and will give your households and small businesses more bandwidth to use a large number of connected devices simultaneously. As with highways with multiple high-speed lanes, multi-gig speeds open those lanes for various connected devices to run at their fastest possible speeds.
AT&T Fiber 2 GIG: $110/month + taxes4† AT&T Business Fiber 2 GIG: $225/month + taxes
- Designed for highly interconnected households or small businesses, our 2-Gig service provides customers with equal upload and download speeds and a strong, reliable connection. With the ability to support dozens of connected devices running at the fastest possible speeds today, customers can better avoid performance gaps to meet the evolving demands of business and entertainment.
AT&T Fiber 5 GIG: $180/month + taxes4† AT&T Business Fiber 5 GIG: $395/month + taxes
- This is groundbreaking internet! With unbeatable speeds and the ability to support dozens of connected devices, our 5-Gig service enables customers to create, communicate and connect at top speed. And thanks to our maximum upload and download speeds, 5-Gig customers can work, live and play with more bandwidth than ever.
Plus, our multi-gig speed levels include next-generation Wi-Fi technology5 able to deliver maximum speed and connectivity. And – HBO Max6 and AT&T ActiveArmorSM Internet security is included at no extra cost to keep you entertained and protected from cybersecurity threats.
What about the digital divide? AT&T is committed to connecting more Americans to reliable, high-speed 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 and up to $75 on qualifying tribal lands to lower the cost of broadband service, including our new multi-gig speed tiers, which will be eligible for the benefit in the coming weeks .
And we are addressing the digital divide in education through our AT&T Connected Learning initiative, which focuses on investing in connectivity, technology, digital literacy and educational solutions to help today’s students succeed inside and outside the classroom. This includes the opening of more than 20 AT&T Connected Learning Centers across the country, all equipped with free access to high-speed AT&T Fiber Internet and Wi-Fi.
Why fiberglass? There is a big difference in the architectural nature of fiber optic compared to cable. Cable is designed to deliver TV content to households, while fiber is specifically designed to provide high speed internet. Fiber allows high-capacity tasks such as uploading large documents during video calls and gaming seamlessly, even during heavy use.
We also keep businesses connected with more than 675,000 corporate buildings in the US lit with fiber from AT&T, Enabling high-speed fiber connections to more than 2.75 million corporate customer locations in the US† Nationally, more than 9.5 million corporate customer locations are located within 300 meters of our fiber optic.7
How can I get it? For more information or to check the availability of all AT&T Fiber speed levels, visit: att.com/fiberfast† And to learn more about our multi-gig layers, visit att.com/hypergig later today.
How does this fit into our connectivity strategy? Our multi-gig fiber launch is all part of our mission to be the best connectivity provider in America, whether you’re at home, at work, or on the go. We do this by combining the most reliable 5G network,8 with the fastest growing fiber optic network in the country,9 so you have a virtually seamless experience from a single source – AT&T. Being the best connectivity provider also means serving the critical mission of America’s first responders. FirstNet ®, built with AT&T, is the only purpose-built nationwide wireless broadband communications platform for the public safety community.
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