As more of the US workforce works from home, there is a growing need for faster internet speeds. Streaming media or on Zoom calls can take up a lot of bandwidth especially if more than one person is doing it in your home. Consumers are looking for faster internet speeds but at a reasonable price. Some Internet Providers offer 1 Gig, but wouldn’t it be great if you could get up to 5 Gig speeds? You can thanks to AT&T and their new fiber network.
AT&T announced their Fiber customers can now access the fastest internet on the fastest growing fiber network with new multi-gig speeds. Nearly 5.2 million customer locations in parts of more than 70 metro areas, such as L.A., Atlanta and Dallas, will be able to take advantage of symmetrical 2-Gig and 5-Gig speed tiers.
AT&T will continue bringing multi-gig-capable technology across our current fiber footprint throughout 2022 and as part of our future expansion efforts to cover 30 million customer locations by year-end 2025.
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AT&T is also rolling out a straightforward pricing across their consumer AT&T Fiber portfolio. For new customers, this means no equipment fees, no annual contract, no data caps and no price increase at 12 months — just the fastest internet, plus AT&T ActiveArmor internet security, next-gen Wi-Fi, and HBO Max included on their fastest speed plans – at no additional cost.
One more thing AT&T is not hitting the brakes on is speed. They have achieved up to 10-Gig speeds in their labs.
AT&T Fiber with Hyper-Gig speeds is truly internet that upgrades everything.
What are people saying?
“As we set out to become America’s best connectivity provider, we’re doubling down on fiber in our broadband infrastructure,” said Jeff McElfresh, CEO of AT&T Communications. “With true multi-gig speeds, and symmetrical upload and download, AT&T Fiber will redefine how we experience the internet and drive innovation, from education, to work to entertainment.”
“The pandemic has significantly changed how consumers and businesses use the internet and what is required from a broadband provider,” said Roger Entner, Founder and Lead Analyst of Recon Analytics. “Faster is better – but reliability is best. And AT&T has shown it has both with AT&T Fiber.”
What is multi-gig and why is it beneficial?
According to a recent survey AT&T commissioned with Recon Analytics, 6 in 10 consumers purchased a new connected device in the last year.3 The average consumer has 13 connected devices in their home and that is expected to multiply. In addition – half of all workers now have the option to work remotely long term – which means video conferencing for hours is here to stay.3 Consumers and small businesses are consuming more data than ever, and we expect to continue to see data consumption increase from megabytes to terabytes.
Multi-gig speeds are primed for the growing speed demands and will provide more bandwidth for your households and small businesses to run a multitude of connected devices at once. Like freeways with several high-speed lanes, multi-gig speeds open those lanes for various connected devices to run at their fastest possible speed.
AT&T Fiber 2 GIG cost: $110/month + taxes4; AT&T Business Fiber 2 GIG: $225/month + taxes
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Designed for the powerfully interconnected home or small business, AT&T’s 2-Gig service provides customers with equal upload and download speeds and a strong, reliable connection. With the ability to support dozens of connected devices working at their fastest possible speeds today, AT&T customers can better avoid performance gaps to meet the evolving demands of business and entertainment.
AT&T Fiber 5 GIG: $180/month + taxes4; AT&T Business Fiber 5 GIG: $395/month + taxes
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This is game-changing internet! With unsurpassed speeds and the ability to support dozens of connected devices, AT&T’s 5-Gig service will allow customers to create, engage and connect at top speed. And boasting their maximum upload and download speeds, 5-Gig customers can work, live and play with more bandwidth than ever.
Plus – AT&T multi-gig speed tiers include next generation Wi-Fi technology capable of delivering maximum speed and connectivity. And - HBO Max and AT&T ActiveArmor internet security are included at no additional charge to keep you entertained and safe from cybersecurity threats.
What about the digital divide?
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AT&T is committed to connecting more Americans to reliable, high-speed broadband internet in several ways, including expanding and upgrading our network and participating in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible households with a benefit of up to $30 a month and up to $75 on qualifying Tribal lands to reduce the cost of broadband service, including AT&T’s new multi-gig speed tiers, which will become eligible for the benefit in the coming weeks.
And the company is addressing the digital divide in education through the AT&T Connected Learning initiative which focuses on investing in connectivity, technology, digital literacy and education solutions to help today’s learners succeed inside and outside of the classroom. This includes opening more than 20 AT&T Connected Learning Centers across the country, all fitted with free access to high-speed AT&T Fiber internet and Wi-Fi.
Why is AT&T using Fiber?
AT&T combines end-to-end emergency communications solutions for its customers.
There is a big difference in the architectural nature of fiber compared to cable. Cable was designed to provide TV content to households, while fiber was designed specifically to provide high-speed internet. Fiber allows high-capacity tasks, such as uploading large documents during video calls and gaming, to flow seamlessly, even during high-usage times.
The company is also keeping businesses connected with more than 675,000 U.S. business buildings lit with fiber from AT&T, enabling high-speed fiber connections to more than 2.75 million U.S. business customer locations. Nationwide, more than 9.5 million business customer locations are within 1,000 feet of our fiber.
How can I get it?
How does this fit into AT&T’s connectivity strategy?
AT&T multi-gig fiber launch is all part of the company’s mission to be the best connectivity provider in America, whether you’re at home, work or on the move. We do this by combining the most reliable 5G network, with the nation’s fastest growing fiber network, so you have a virtually seamless experience from a single source – AT&T. Being the best connectivity provider also means serving the critical mission of America’s first responders. FirstNet, Built with AT&T, is the only purpose-built, nationwide wireless broadband communications platform dedicated to the public safety community.
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For today’s smart homeowner or consumers with lots of smart devices in their home, this is good news. AT&T is bringing the speed and security needed for smart homes with lots of devices and systems connected to the Internet. And for those of us who work from home, this is good news. No more delayed Zoom calls or interruptions when streaming video on multi-devices or playing video games in your home. AT&T’s 5 Gig service will solve these problems and at an attractive price, with no internet data limits, no equipment fees, no annual contract and no price increase at 12 months. Sounds like a good deal.
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