AT&T Fiber Expansion Adds 12 More Markets, Now Reaches 10M Locations

AT&T has expanded its AT&T Fiber service (Fiber to the Premises or FTTP) to 12 additional markets, including three in Texas and three in Florida. The telco’s FTTP offering now reaches more than 10 million locations in 84 metro areas, with 3 million of those having come this year. The company hopes to reach at least 14 million locations by mid-2019. That’s impressive!

AT&T now has fiber to more than 2 million business customer locations – with another 6 million locations within 1000 feet of fiber.

In a press release, the company said that mobile 5G success will rely on a quality fiber connection to the wireless towers or small cells, which then translate the fiber connection into an ultra-fast wireless signal for customers.  Under the AT&T plans, eligible broadband customers can choose from a range of internet speed plans.

New research conducted for the Fiber Broadband Association by research firm RVA, LLC found 18.4 million U.S. fiber broadband homes as of September 2018, up from approximately 15 million a year earlier. Service providers made broadband available to a record-breaking 5.9 million new homes in the year ending September 2018, RVA said.

Network operators now market fiber broadband to 39.2 million U.S. homes, including 1.6 million homes that can get fiber broadband from two or more providers, according to the research.

 

Note:

AT&T says it offers Fiber to the premises in Santa Clara, CA (my home town for almost 49 years), but it’s not available anywhere in ny neighborhood.  When I enter my zip code and address in the box on their website, I get no mention of fiber availability, but instead this box:

We found existing AT&T wireless service at your address.

This is my account and I’d like to see my offers and deals.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

In other words, it’s a frustrating cop-out on FTTP for Santa Clara, CA.  Suggest readers check AT&T Fiber availability for your address/zip code.

References:

https://about.att.com/story/2018/internet-powered-by-att-fiber-available-12-metros.html
https://www.telecompetitor.com/att-fiber-expansion-12-more-cities/

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