AT&T has launched fiber networks in a dozen more cities across the United States. In the last year, it added over 3 million locations, reaching more than 10 million locations across 84 metros nationwide where it offers its ultra-fast, low-latency internet service powered by AT&T Fiber. The carrier plans to reach at least 14 million locations by mid-2019.
“We have millions of miles of fiber and this expansion furthers our lead as the largest provider of fiber across the 21 states where we offer home internet service,” the carrier said in a press release.
An ultra-fast internet connection powered by AT&T Fiber lets users quickly access and stream the latest online movies, music and games, so they can telecommute, video-conference, upload and download photos and videos, and connect faster to the cloud. It also lays the groundwork for next generation wireless services.
“The success of mobile 5G relies on a quality fiber connection to the wireless towers or small cells, which then translate the fiber connection into an ultra-fast wireless signal for customers. By putting fiber at the core of our wired and wireless networks, we’ve been laying the foundation for our 5G wireless connectivity,” the carrier said.