DALLAS, Oct.11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 launched ultra-fast internet service in parts of the Southeast Michigan area.2 We now connect eligible homes, apartments and small business locations in the area to a 1 gigabit internet connection3 on our 100% fiber network under the AT&T FiberSM umbrella brand.
We've made AT&T FiberSM available in parts of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties by launching in Canton, South Lyon, Clinton Township and Novi. We plan to expand access to ultra-fast internet speeds in parts of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Roseville and Ferndale in mid-2017.
The Southeast Michigan area is one of 67 metros where we're making our fastest internet service available. We now market our ultra-fast service to over 3 million locations, of which over 500,000 include apartments and condo units.
We're on track to exceed the 12.5 million locations planned by mid-2019.
"AT&T is committed to extending access to ultra-fast internet because our customers are increasingly interacting with their world in more data-intensive ways," said Jim Murray, president, AT&T Michigan. "A growing number of people are streaming content directly from their devices, and interacting with family and friends through live videos. For these reasons, we are proud to now offer our fastest internet speeds in several communities throughout southeast Michigan."
"We fully support AT&T's investment in ultra-fast internet in the region. We look forward to working with them to expand in the city of Detroit and other communities," said Sally Talberg, chairman of the Michigan Public Service Commission. "High-speed internet is a service residents and businesses have come to expect and access to it will enhance opportunities to grow our local economy."
Internet-only pricing for customers who choose AT&T Internet 1000, our fastest speed tier on our 100% fiber network, starts as low as $90 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 with on the 100% fiber network have access to the latest Wi-Fi technology. They can enjoy our best in-home Wi-Fi experience, faster Wi-Fi speeds, broad coverage and support for all of their devices.
What can I do with a service that starts with a 1 gig connection?
With internet speeds 20x faster than the average cable customer4, you can download 25 songs in 1 second or your favorite 90-minute HD movie in less than 34 seconds.5
You can also instantly access and stream the latest online movies, music and games. With these ultra-fast speeds, customers can seamlessly perform tasks like telecommuting, video-conferencing, uploading and downloading photos and videos, connect faster to the cloud and more.
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 to a broad range of internet speeds.
AT&T in Michigan:
AT&T has invested nearly $1.65 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Michigan 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.
4More than 20x faster based on a maximum download speed of AT&T service over 100% fiber network (1Gbps speed tier) vs. weighted average cable Internet customer's speed of major U.S. cable providers per the FCC 2015 Measuring Broadband America – Fixed Broadband Report. Actual speeds may 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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