AT&T Fiber Internet Service
Ultra High Speed Internet Platform
– AT&T Fiber
A demand for higher download and upload Internet connection speeds constantly grows. This is caused by using Internet for various services and activities, including TV and telephone services, online video watching and downloading, or online gaming. Many people conduct work from their homes which may require them to have highest possible Internet connection speed in order to do their day to day tasks without interruption. Various applications and multimedia being run on websites we visit also add up to the total Internet connection speed requirement.
To address the demand, Internet service providers keep pushing the speed limits by using new ways and technologies in how they bring the service to their customers' homes.
One of such services is provided by AT&T, using the fiber based Internet service platform (formerly GigaPower) in order to deliver High Speed Internet at rates of up to 1 Gbps.
AT&T Fiber Internet Availability
AT&T FiberSM is a platform used to deliver an ultra high speed Internet service with speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second (rollout started back in 2014, known as GigaPower at that time). At the moment, speeds offered are in a tier starting at 100 Mbps, then going up to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps) in areas like Austin, Texas. Below is the map showing where in the U.S. is AT&T Fiber available. Please note that the availability constantly changes as AT&T continuously works on expanding the fiber based Internet service.
The AT&T Fiber availability map above is reflected in the following list of metro areas where residents can count on having this super fast Internet service installed.
|Metros available now (54)||Metros underway (21)
Greater New Orleans Area
West Palm Beach
The list above can change at any time. Communities within those areas that may have the AT&T Fiber service available in the near future will be selected based on the demand and other factors. Current availability can be checked online at AT&T’s website.
What is AT&T Fiber? – Technical Overview
AT&T Fiber Internet service is 100% fiber-optic network which allows Internet speed to be up to 1 Gbps. Fiber optic networks use optical cables that transfer data at the speed of light. Such high speed helps AT&T deliver advanced U-verse TV services, faster in-home WiFi, and a possibility of downloading HD movie in less than a minute! In addition, this will allow service users to watch and record multiple simultaneous HD streams. This would also include a DVR device with bigger storage capacity that would be around 1 TB (1 terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes).
|How fast is 50 megabits?**||How fast is 1 Gigabit?**|
AT&T Fiber Internet Speed – Comparison to non-Fiber Internet
|Specs / AT&T Fiber Internet Speed||Internet 50||Internet 1000 (1G)|
|Downstream Speed (Download)||Up to 50 Mbps||Up to 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps)|
|Upstream Speed (Upload)||Up to 8 Mbps||Up to 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps)|
What is the AT&T Fiber Price?
Pricing of AT&T Fiber Internet service varies, depending on the maximal speed. Plus, the price can differ if it is an introductory price for a 12 months commitment.
* Prices shown above are without any discount, and they may vary between different
geographical areas of service. The best way to check the current offers in your area is to
check the availability of service by using your residential address.
** Speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Actual speeds vary based on internet factors including site traffic, content provider server capacity, device capabilities and use of other AT&T services.