AT&T (NYSE: T) is making its latest fiber to the premises (FTTP) network move with plans to deliver services to a number of new apartment homes in Atlanta, Austin and Orlando.
Delivered via a partnership with Camden Property, the first of the new properties that will include the FTTP services, including its U-verse broadband, TV and voice, will open this fall. Services will be delivered to residential units at Camden Paces in Atlanta, Camden Lamar Heights in Austin, and Camden Waterford Lakes in Orlando.
The telco's agreement with Camden is part of its Connected Communities program where it partners with regional and national single-family builders, developers, real estate investment trusts, apartment ownership and management groups, and home owners' associations to add their services as an amenity to residential customers that purchase new homes.
Although AT&T just recently announced it would deliver a 45 Mbps service to its U-verse customers in California and Nevada, it did not specify the speeds it would deliver in these new properties.
Aside from announcing an intention to deliver a 1 Gbps FTTH service in Austin at some point, AT&T has been more conservative on the FTTH front, offering the fiber-based service mainly in Greenfield housing developments.
But unlike its RBOC counterpart Verizon that now offers up to 500 Mbps, AT&T has traditionally offered much lower speeds on the FTTH networks it does operate. In April, a report emerged that it was going to increase its FTTH data connection speeds to 24/3 Mbps, up from 18/1.5 Mbps.
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