DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 is launching our ultra-fast internet service in nearly 85 cities across 20 major metros in November. 2 We're expanding availability of our 1 gigabit connection3 to more homes, apartments and small business locations on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T FiberSM.
We're launching a gigabit internet connection to locations in 4 new major metros today –Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Charleston and Reno. That means the 100% fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber is available in 44 major metros nationwide. We plan to reach 67 overall.
We are also expanding our 100% fiber network in 16 metros where we already launched:
West Palm Beach
We have the largest fiber network across the 21 states where we offer home internet service.4
We 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 meet the 12.5 million locations planned by mid-2019.
What can I do with a service that starts with a 1 gig connection? These internet speeds are 20X faster than the average cable customer5, you can download 25 songs in 1 second or your favorite 90-minute HD movie in less than 34 seconds.6 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.
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. 4 Based on publicly available data for the top fiber providers in the AT&T operating footprint. 5Available 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. 6Speed/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.
About AT&T AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high-speed internet and voice services. We're the world's largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.
*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets 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.