DALLAS — AT&T continues to build-out its all-fiber network for the delivery of high-speed broadband and as critical infrastructure for its 5G services, reportedly to a dozen markets before the end of this year, according to lightreading.com.
Recently the company launched 1 Gig service in South Bend, Ind., boosting its total Fiber-to-the-Home reach to 71 U.S. metro regions. (AT&T is conducting a fixed 5G trial using millimeter wave spectrum in South Bend as well.) AT&T plans to pass at least 14 million locations in at least 84 metro areas by mid-2019.
In addition to residential customers, AT&T is also providing ultra-fast broadband to commercial customers through its Business Fiber program. Last April, AT&T reported 8 million subscribers for various versions of its fiber-based services, according to the same article.
The company indicated that it will expand its fiber network to an additional 13 metro areas in various states, including Texas, Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Illinois and Indiana.