AT&T Expands Fiber Rollout to Eight New Cities


Extra prospects within the South, Midwest, and California may quickly see speeds of as much as one gigabit per second.


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AT&T is expanding its fiber web community to a number of extra metropolitan areas throughout the South, the Midwest, and California, delivering speeds of as much as one gigabit per second.

The enlargement will convey fiber web service to Dayton, Ohio, Monterey, Calif., Madison, Wis., Savannah, Ga., South Bend, Ind., Springfield, Mo., and far of western Michigan. AT&T did not supply a precise timeline for when subscribers in every of these cities can count on to be provided fiber entry, nevertheless it stated that it plans so as to add two million extra fiber areas by the top of the 12 months.

The eight new enlargement cities will be part of 15 current ones, along with 52 metropolitan areas the place AT&T’s fiber service is now out there. (Test here for a full listing). The newest addition is Oakland, Calif., the place AT&T started delivering fiber service this week. Oakland residents can count on to pay an all-inclusive charge of $80 per thirty days, with a $10 per thirty days low cost if additionally they subscribe to an AT&T telephone or TV plan.

AT&T can supply these steep charges partly as a result of it faces waning competitors from Google and Verizon, its chief rivals for dwelling fiber service. Each rivals have suffered current setbacks: final fall, Google introduced that it could suspend new fiber rollouts, and New York Metropolis sued Verizon final month over its stalled efforts to convey Fios service to the town.

“Whereas different suppliers have slowed deployment, we’ll proceed to develop entry to our ultra-fast web to extra prospects, to allow them to extra rapidly connect with the issues they love on-line,” AT&T VP Eric Boyer stated in an announcement.

In February 2016, earlier than Google ended its fiber enlargement plans, AT&T sued the town of Louisville, Kentucky to forestall Google’s fiber community from piggybacking on current utility poles.