Monday, February 13, 2017

AT&T Now Sells Gigabit Connections in 51 Metro Markets

By the end of February 2017, AT&T will have gigabit internet access services available in portions 51 major areas, including new service in  Columbia, South Carolina; Jackson, Miss; Knoxville, Tenn.;  Milwaukee, Wisc. and Shreveport, La.

AT&T says it presently is marketing gigabit connections to nearly 4 million customer locations, including more than 650,000 locations that are apartments and condo units.

By mid-2019 AT&T plans to reach at least 12.5 million locations across 67 metro areas with its fiber-to-home network.

With Comcast also rolling out gigabit access across its entire footprint, one might argue Google Fiber had its intended effect, namely spurring the major internet access providers to dramatically boost investment in access speeds.

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