OAKLAND, Calif., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 is now offering a 1 gigabit connection2 on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T FiberSM to customer locations in the East Bay, including in parts of Fremont, Newark, Oakland and surrounding areas.3
We plan to expand access to ultra-fast internet speeds in parts of Hayward, San Leandro and Union City in the future.
The Oakland metro is one of 52 metros nationwide where our ultra-fast internet service is currently available. We plan to reach at least 75 metros with our fastest internet service.
Today, we market a 1 gigabit connection2 on our 100% fiber network to more than 4.6 million locations nationwide. In 2017, we plan to have added 2 million locations, and we plan to reach at least 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.
"An internet connection powered by AT&T Fiber is changing the way we live, work and solve problems," said Marc Blakeman, AT&T External Affairs Vice President. "We are excited to connect our customers to ultra-fast high-speed internet, which will help improve the quality of life and provide a boost to the local economy."
"Oakland has fast become a hub for tech companies and is currently experiencing tremendous economic growth," said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. "Our residents deserve the best service possible, and access to ultra-fast internet over AT&T's 100% fiber network is a welcome addition to our great city."
"Ultra-fast internet powered by AT&T Fiber will be a great addition to the Oakland community and represents a significant opportunity for our residents and businesses to be connected to the information, programming and content necessary to thrive in the 21st century," said Barbara Leslie, president and chief executive officer of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce. "High-speed internet allows for students to do their homework more efficiently, job seekers to connect to opportunities more effectively and all of us to enjoy our entertainment more easily."
AT&T Internet 1000, our fastest speed plan on our 100% fiber network, is offered at $70 per month for customers who pay for multiple AT&T services on a single bill, or $80 per month for internet only with no extra monthly fees and all equipment included with a 12-month agreement. 4 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.
What can I do with a service that starts with a 1 gig connection?
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 quickly access and stream the latest online movies, music and games. These ultra-fast speeds let you easily telecommute, video-conference, upload and download photos and videos, and connect faster to the cloud.
What is AT&T Fiber?
Our 100% fiber network under the AT&T Fiber umbrella brand lets customers choose from a range of internet speeds, all 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.
Frost & Sullivan recently recognized AT&T for its leadership in high-speed internet services. It awarded AT&T the 2016 Company of the Year Award for Broadband Access. The analyst firm praised AT&T for "rapidly evolving into a new form of telecommunications company; one that is based on the delivery of broadband access, both fixed and mobile, as well as services that ride that access."
For more information on AT&T Fiber, visit att.com/getfiber.
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.
2Actual customer speeds may vary. Download speeds are typically up to 940Mbps due to overhead capacity reserved to deliver the data.
3Initial availability limited to select areas. May not be available in your area. Go to att.com/fibermap to see if you qualify.
4After 12 months, price moves to standard rate of $90/mo.
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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*Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q3+Q4 2016 across 121 markets.
**Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; and voice roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.
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