AT&T reaches 46 markets with FTTH service

AT&T appears to be making good on its stated promise for FTTH, announcing this week that it has reached a total of 46 markets with its network. This surpasses a goal the service provider set in October to reach at least 45 major metros areas by the end of 2016.

In all, AT&T said it plans to reach a total of 67 metros with its 1 Gbps internet services.

“We market our ultra-fast service to over 3 million locations nationwide, of which over 500,000 include apartments and condo units,” AT&T said in release. “We’re on track to meet the 12.5 million locations planned by mid-2019.”

As it reaches this milestone, the service provider also revealed that it lit services for homes, apartments and small business locations in parts of the Greenville, South Carolina, and Little Rock, Arkansas, areas.

Additionally, AT&T started offering the service in more parts of the Sacramento area.

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Similar to other launches AT&T has done of its FTTH service, pricing will vary.

In the most of the telco's markets, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Premier offers download speeds of up to 1 Gbps starting at $110 a month, or speeds at 300 Mbps at $80 a month, while the U-verse High Speed Internet Premier + TV delivers internet speeds up to 1 Gbps and qualifying TV service starting at $150 a month, or speeds at 300 Mbps and qualifying TV service at $120 a month.

Deepening its FTTH footprint continues to be a priority for AT&T. Earlier this year, AT&T deepened its 1 Gbps FTTH service reach in 12 metro areas across its wireline territories in the Midwest, Southwest and Western markets.

These new target markets include cities and towns within nine key metros with a total of 23 cities being equipped for service. Among the larger metro markets are Houston, Miami, Nashville and Orlando.