AT&T expands FTTH, trials 5G

AT&T (NYSE:T) has launched its gigabit-capable symmetrical fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Internet service in parts of South Bend, IN. The ...

AT&T expands fiber, fixed wireless in Mississippi
AT&T expands fiber, fixed wireless in Mississippi

AT&T (NYSE:T) has launched its gigabit-capable symmetrical fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) Internet service in parts of South Bend, IN. The service is now available in parts of 71 metro areas.

The deployment includes AT&T Fiber residential Internet service, AT&T Business Fiber and a fixed 5G trial using millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum.

"High-speed Internet has quickly become a preferred way to access information and communicate," said Jeff Rea, president and CEO of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. "I am glad to see this investment from AT&T and am certain that the increased ability to tout the South Bend area's connectivity to fiber internet further strengthens the reputation of our community."

"South Bend is a great example of the power of connectivity for spurring growth and economic development," said Bill Soards, president of AT&T Indiana. "Our fiber expansions across the nation will help allow AT&T to achieve its plans to be the first U.S. carrier to provide mobile 5G service, which we plan to begin introducing in 12 cities by the end of this year. Our customers expect and deserve rapid information at their fingertips, and we are constantly working to transform the way they experience technology. In addition, we're thrilled South Bend was chosen as one of four cities nationwide where AT&T is currently doing a fixed 5G trial."

Other planned AT&T Fiber deployments include:

  • Amarillo
  • Beaumont
  • Bowling Green
  • Evansville
  • Florence
  • Gainesville*
  • Hattiesburg
  • Lake Charles
  • Northeast Mississippi
  • Panama City
  • Pensacola
  • Springfield, IL
  • Waco

The company says AT&T Fiber is now available to more than 9 million locations nationwide, with plans to reach at least 14 million locations across at least 84 metro areas by mid-2019.

Available plans include AT&T Internet 100, AT&T Internet 300 and AT&T Internet 1000.

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