Internet security

AT&T Fiber speeds are increasing, the carrier said. Two of its service tiers will increase by 200 Mbps each and the company is adding a layer of security, all with no price increases.

AT&T Fiber’s entry level 100 Mbps plan now offers uploads and downloads at 300 Mbps and is renamed Internet 300. The intermediate 300 Mbps plan now offers speeds of 500 Mbps and is the Internet 500. The 1 Gbps plan – Internet 1000 – is unchanged.

In addition, the provider is providing AT&T Internet Security to AT&T Fiber customers, also at no extra change. AT&T Internet Security – which can be accessed through the Smart Home Manager app – is the latest addition to AT&T’s ActiveArmor security suite. It protects the entire home, including Wi-Fi, the carrier says.

AT&T Fiber Speeds

Internet 300 is priced at $35 per month, Internet 500 at $45 per month and Internet 1000 at $60 per month. The term for the price of each is one year. Taxes and a $10 per month equipment fee are extra for each. Internet 1000 includes HBO Max.

The offers are for new customers. AT&T says that it will “begin working with eligible existing” customers of Internet 100 and Internet 300 to upgrade them at no additional cost.

“Whether it’s even higher speed plans, additional easy-to-use security features, next-gen internet equipment, no data limits or a growing fiber footprint, AT&T is focused on bringing customers what they want and doing it better than anyone else,” Rick Welday, the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Broadband, AT&T, said in a press release about the AT&T Fiber speed increases. “Our top mission is to keep enhancing AT&T Fiber so more people can take advantage of a superior internet experience.”

AT&T is on a bit of a roll with FTTH. The company reported 235K net adds in 1Q 2021, with fiber now available to over 14.5 million locations. AT&T now counts 5.2 million fiber subscribers, a penetration of about 35%.

The increases occurred as the carrier was upgrading the networks to XGS-PON powered FTTH architecture. As of March 2020, key AT&T XGS-PON markets were Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco.

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