Next last week, AT&T now upgraded its fiber-based broadband service with two new plans that have a maximum of 2Gbps and 5Gbps, respectively. The company says its new multi-signal broadband network will be available in more than 70 subway areas, including Dallas, LA and Atlanta. Currently, AT&T’s broadband network covers about 15 million users in 90 markets, and the company wants to expand its network to reach more than 30 million users by 2025.
While AT&T’s new 5 GIG plan is almost certainly exaggerated for a typical household (even with a bunch of people calling Zoom at the same time), the ongoing pandemic and the shift to work and home schooling continues to put pressure on families with more limited internet .
The new 2 GIG plan should start at $ 110 per month plus tax (or $ 225 per month for business fibers), while the faster 5 GIG plan will cost $ 180 per month (or $ 395 per month for businesses). Significantly, AT&T describes both plans as offering “symmetrical” speeds, meaning users should see equally fast downloads and load speeds. This last part is important for anyone who has to move large files, especially when many older Internet plans often contain download speeds that are significantly lower than download speeds.
With its new plans for more inbound fibers, AT&T is updating its plans for optical internet with simpler prices. AT&T says this means new customers will not receive any equipment fees, data limits or annual contracts, with a starting price locked for at least 12 months. So, your account should be just the price of the service plus tax, and AT&T is incorporating benefits such as its ActiveArmor Internet security, fast Wi-Fi 6 routers and a free HBO Max subscription for users with top-notch plans (either gigabit, 2 GIG or 5 GIG plans).
So while AT&T’s new fiber plans aren’t cheap, they should provide enough bandwidth for data-hungry people like content creators and video streaming enthusiasts. To find out if you live in the area covered by AT & T’s new multiplayer plans, you can check availability on AT & T’s fiber landing page .
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