DALLAS, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 today announced plans to bring its 100% Fiber Network powered by AT&T Fiber℠ to parts of 8 new metro areas. This means we plan to offer the service to customers across at least 75 major metros.
And we're just hitting our stride. Today we also announced the launch of our 100% fiber network service to parts of Oakland, California. We now market a 1 gigabit connection2 on our 100% fiber connection to 4.6 million locations across 52 major metros. We expect to add 2 million locations in 2017, and we plan to reach at least 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.
We've continued to expand our 100% fiber network since we announced plans to bring a gigabit connection to locations in Austin four years ago. Today we have the largest fiber network within our 21-state home-internet footprint.3
New metro areas where we're planning to bring our 100% fiber network include4:
- Dayton, Ohio
- Macon, Georgia
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Monterey-Salinas, California
- Savannah, Georgia
- South Bend, Indiana
- Springfield, Missouri
- Western Michigan
"While other providers have slowed deployment, we'll continue to expand access to our ultra-fast internet to more customers, so they can more quickly connect to the things they love online," said Eric Boyer, senior vice president, Wireless and Wired Product Marketing at AT&T.
With service that starts with an ultra-fast gigabit internet connection it's possible to 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.
Internet customers on our 100% fiber network also have our latest Wi-Fi technology in their homes. It offers faster Wi-Fi speeds, broader in-home Wi-Fi coverage and support for more Wi-Fi devices.
For more information on AT&T Fiber, visit att.com/getfiber.
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.
3 Based on publicly available data for the top fiber providers in the AT&T operating footprint.
4Initial availability limited to select areas. May not be available in your area. Go to att.com/fibermap to see if you qualify.
5Speed/Time examples are estimates.
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