AT&T Grows Gigabit Internet Footprint

Oct. 12, 2016
AT&T (NYSE:T) is expanding its fiber-based gigabit Internet footprint in parts of southeast Michigan. Eligible homes, apartments and small ...

AT&T (NYSE:T) is expanding its fiber-based gigabit Internet footprint in parts of southeast Michigan. Eligible homes, apartments and small business locations in the area can now get up to 1 Gbps Internet under the AT&T Fiber umbrella brand, the new name for the telco's previous GigaPower.

AT&T Fiber is now available in parts of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties, specifically in the towns of in Canton, South Lyon, Clinton Township and Novi. The company plans to expand the service tier to parts of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Roseville and Ferndale in mid-2017.

AT&T plans to launch its gigabit service in at least 10 major metro areas this month. Metro areas that have already launched include Columbus, OH; Detroit; and Huntsville, AL. Additional metro areas scheduled to launch in October include:

  • Augusta, GA
  • Bakersfield, CA
  • Ft. Smith/Northwest Arkansas, AR
  • Louisville, KY
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Memphis
  • Mobile, AL

Overall, AT&T intends to bring gigabit service to at least 67 metro areas, with plans to launch in parts of 45 metro areas by the end of this year. The company currently offers 1 Gbps Internet service in parts of 30+ metro areas.