AT&T, one of the fastest internet service providers in the United States, has added five suburbs to their high-speed fiber internet service, which they claim is their best internet service. AT&T representatives said that their customers in Libertyville, Arlington Heights, Wilmette, North Aurora, and Westchester would now have access to their high-speed internet and Wi-Fi services. This is made possible after the recent network upgrade conducted by AT&T.
As per AT&T, the new one-gigabyte internet speed offered by their fiber internet is twenty times faster, which allows download of a ninety-minute High Definition video in just thirty-four seconds or twenty-five songs in a second. With the addition of five new towns, the total number of towns under their fiber internet service, together with some parts of Chicago, has reached to thirty.
AT&T spokesman Phil Hayes said that more towns are will be added to the list soon. It is to be noted that the Telco is also offering an internet-only package called AT&T internet 1000 to its customers. Users will be able to buy this package from AT&T for about eighty dollars a month with a commitment of twelve months subscription.
Another internet-only package from AT&T costs forty dollars per month and offers 45 Mbps speed. This is twenty times slower than the speed of their new fiber internet service. It is expected that the price of the slower package will change soon, but Hayes declined to reveal any details regarding that.
The local market is one among the fifty-one markets across the nation where the ultra-fast internet service from AT&T is available. It is estimated that AT&T offers their internet service to almost four million locations across the country. The company said that they are planning to take this number to 12.5 million by the middle of 2019.
In the Chicago area, AT&T is currently serving users in around 175,000 locations. Reports say that apart from small business and homes, AT&T has connected almost 5,700 condominium buildings and apartments in the area. The upgraded fiber network offering from AT&T is available in Des Plaines, Chicago, Aurora, Elgin, Pingree Grove, Hampshire, South Elgin, Plano, Oswego, Mundelein, Crystal Lake, Yorkville, Volo, McHenry, Channahon, Bolingbrook, Huntley, and Manhattan, and they are planning to expand the reach of their best internet service to Oak Lawn and Berwyn very soon.