AT&T’s fiber network expands in metro area

ST. LOUIS — AT&T is now offering a 1 gigabit connection to customer locations in the St. Louis metro area, including in parts of Belleville, Brentwood, Shrewsbury and surrounding areas.

attlogoThe company already had offered what it calls “ultra-fast Internet speeds” in parts of St. Louis City, St. Charles, University City, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Maplewood, Edwardsville and Swansea, among others. It plans to expand similar access in parts of Glendale, Overland and St. Ann.

The St. Louis metro area is one of 51 metros nationwide where the service is available.

The company says it plans to market its ultra-fast service to nearly 4 million customer locations, of which over 650,000 include apartments and condo units. It plans to reach 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.

“Our customers are increasingly interacting with their world in more data-intensive ways,” said John Sondag, president of AT&T Missouri. “A growing number of people are streaming content directly from their devices, and interacting with family and friends through live videos. For these reasons, we’re continuing to expand the availability of our fastest Internet speeds to more St. Louis metro area communities.”

Internet-only pricing for customers who choose AT&T Internet 1000, the fastest speed tier on its 100 percent fiber network, starts as low as $80 a month with a 12-month commitment. Customers may be able to add DIRECTV or U-verse TV services.

A 1 gig connection is said to be 20 times faster than the average cable customer. AT&T Fiber touts a 100 percent fiber network that lets customers choose from a range of Internet speeds.

    From the Illinois Business Journal

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