AT&T has expanded its multi-gigabit broadband offering to parts of its entire fiber footprint of more than 100 metro areas, the company announced.
The multi-gigabit service, first introduced in January, is now available for more than 7 million customer locations across the company’s 21-state footprint, offering customers 2 Gbps and 5 Gbps tiers. By the end of 2025, the company expects to offer multi-gigabit service to 30 million customer locations.
AT&T also plans to bring service to seven all-new fiber metro areas in Texas, Oklahoma and Ohio by the end of this year.
The current prices for the “hypergig” service are:
- 2 Gbps (consumer) $110/month + taxes; (business) $225/month + taxes
- 5Gbps (consumer) $180/month + taxes; (business) $395/month + taxes
The prices are guaranteed for one year and include AT&T ActiveArmor internet security, AT&T All-Fi and HBO Max.
“We’re thrilled to bring our fastest speeds and our best internet experience to more homes and businesses across the country,” said Rick Welday, AT&T executive vice president and general manager of broadband, in a prepared statement.
AT&T is all in on fiber, adding 1 million net new fiber subscribers in 2021 and 271K in the fourth quarter. At the end of 2021, the company counted 6 million fiber subscribers, second only to Verizon. It has a goal of extending fiber to 30 million locations by the end of 2025.
Telco fiber initiatives like AT&T’s may be having a competitive impact. Both Comcast and Charter have announced speed increases in the last few weeks, with Charter doubling it’s entry level speed to 200 Mbps.