SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 launched ultra-fast internet service in additional cities in the Bay Area, including in parts of Foster City, Redwood City, San Mateo and Sunnyvale in the Silicon Valley; and Livermore in the East Bay.2 We're offering a 1 gigabit connection3 to homes, apartments and small business locations on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T FiberSM.
Our fastest internet speed, AT&T Internet 1000, is now available to nearly 75,000 homes, apartments and small businesses in the Bay Area, including at more than 500 multifamily area properties such as the Alchemy by Alta, Avalon Hayes Valley, The Civic, MB 360 Apartments (Block 5), Mission Bay Block 13, Olume, Strata Apartments, 100 Van Ness and 201 Folsom.
We previously announced ultra-fast internet speeds available in parts of San Francisco, San Jose, Dublin, Mountain View, Santa Clara and San Ramon. We plan to expand access to ultra-fast internet speeds in parts of Antioch, Brentwood, Oakley, Pittsburg, Union City, Napa and San Carlos in the future.
The Bay Area is one of 44 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to reach at least 67 metros with our fastest internet service.
We market our ultra-fast service to over 3 million locations nationwide, of which over 500,000 include apartments and condo units. We're on track to meet the 12.5 million locations planned by mid-2019.
"Silicon Valley is a global leader in the creation of high-tech businesses and we are proud to invest in these communities," said Marc Blakeman, vice president-external affairs, AT&T California. "100% fiber internet from AT&T will spur economic development and help the next generation of entrepreneurs."
"Silicon Valley is the world leader in technological innovation and AT&T's investment to bring fiber to our region will help us to continue to lead in technological innovation and help to grow our economy," said Carl Guardino, president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. "Every day, connections to the internet are more important for economic development, educational opportunities, and maintaining a high quality of life."
Internet-only pricing for customers who choose AT&T Internet 1000, our fastest speed tier on our 100% fiber network, starts as low as $70 a month. Customers may be able to add one of our award-winning DIRECTV or U-verse TV services. We have single, double and triple play offers to fit each customer's needs.
Internet customers on the 100% fiber network have access to the latest Wi-Fi technology. They can enjoy our best in-home experience with faster Wi-Fi speeds and broad coverage to seamlessly connect all their devices.
What can I do with a service that starts with a 1 gig connection?
These internet speeds are 20x faster than the average cable customer.4 You can download 25 songs in 1 second or your favorite 90-minute HD movie in less than 34 seconds.5 Customers can enjoy our fastest upload and download speeds.
You can also instantly access and stream the latest online movies, music and games. These ultra-fast speeds let you seamlessly telecommute, video-conference, upload and download photos and videos, and connect faster to the cloud.
What is AT&T Fiber?
The 100% fiber network under the AT&T Fiber umbrella brand gives customers the power to choose from a wide range of internet speeds over an ultra-fast internet connection. This network is just one of the network technologies we plan to use to connect customers as a part of AT&T Fiber.
AT&T in California:
AT&T has invested more than $7.25 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in California between 2013 through 2015. This drives upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.
1 AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand name and not by AT&T Inc.
2 Initial availability limited to select areas. May not be available in your area. Go to att.com/fibermap to see if you qualify.
3 Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds. Actual customer speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Actual speeds vary based on factors including site traffic, content provider server capacity, internal network management factors, device capabilities and use of other AT&T services. For more information, go to: www.att.com/speed101.
4Available in select areas. 20x faster based on maximum download speed of AT&T Internet 1000 vs weighted average cable internet customers' speed of major U.S. cable providers per the FCC 2015 Measuring Broadband America – Fixed Broadband Report. Actual speeds vary.
5Speed/Time examples are estimates.
Cautionary Language Regarding Forward Looking Statements: Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T Inc.'s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
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