AT&T to bring 1 Gbps FTTH service to 23 new markets

AT&T (NYSE: T) is deepening its 1 Gbps FTTH service reach in 12 metro areas across its wireline territories in the Midwest, Southwest and Western markets.

These new target markets include cities and towns within nine key metros with a total of 23 cities getting service. Among the larger metro markets are Houston, Miami, Nashville, and Orlando.

The service provider will focus on serving a mix of single-family and multi-dwelling units throughout each of the new city targets.

Eligible customers in these markets will be able to access three new bundle packages that offer a mix of 1 Gbps or 300 Mbps with television and telephone services.

Pricing in these markets varies. 

In the majority of the markets, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Premier offers Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps starting at $110 a month, or speeds at 300 Mbps at $80 a month, while the U-verse High Speed Internet Premier + TV delivers Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps and qualifying TV service starting at $150 a month, or speeds at 300 Mbps and qualifying TV service at $120 a month.

However, in some markets like Holly Springs, N.C., and Gallatin, Tenn., a consumer can get 1 Gbps standalone service for $70 a month if they agree to have their Internet browsing activity tracked by AT&T. 

Finally, U-verse High Speed Internet Premier + TV + Voice offers consumers Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps with qualifying TV service and Unlimited U-verse Voice starting at $180 a month, or speeds of 300 Mbps with qualifying TV service and Unlimited U-verse Voice at $150 a month.

U-Verse High Speed Internet Premier and U-verse High Speed Internet Premier + TV offer a one-year price guarantee, while the U-verse High Speed Internet Premier + TV + Voice offers a two year price guarantee.

Today, AT&T offers its GigaPower service 18 metro markets today, and AT&T has announced plans to offer service in parts of the St. Louis metro market.

In order to meet its goals to bring FTTH service to an additional 11.7 million locations, one of the agreements it made with the FCC to get approval of its DirecTV acquisition, AT&T plans to extend fiber from existing builds. This includes its fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) network that reaches over 57 million U.S. locations.

For more:
- see the release

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