Progress Toward Connecting More Americans: More Choices, Opportunity and Connectivity

AT&T Blog Team
February 9, 2022
Broadband Access and Affordability


Progress Toward Connecting More Americans: More Choices, Opportunity and Connectivity

Over the last few months, Congress and the FCC have created several new opportunities to make fast, affordable broadband available to more Americans. At AT&T, we’re bringing more choices to customers with greater connectivity options, upgraded technology, and improved transparency.

By offering a range of options to meet any household’s needs, we’re continuing to work toward our commitment to connect all Americans.

What’s new: We’re making no-cost home internet possible for eligible households nationwide by combining a new plan from our Access from AT&T program with our participation in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a federally funded program created thanks to decisive action by Congress and the FCC.

  • Access from AT&T provides eligible households with up to 100 MB** internet speed at $30 a month. The ACP offers enrollees up to $30 a month towards broadband service.
  • Those who qualify for the ACP will also qualify for the Access from AT&T program. This means households that combine the two programs can get internet for free.

AT&T is also delivering the fastest internet speeds^ among major providers on the fastest growing fiber network^^ while offering internet to millions of Americans.

  • Nearly 2 million customer locations in parts of more than 70 metro areas can now take advantage of 2Gig and 5Gig speed tiers.+ And eligible households can apply their ACP benefit to these plans too – along with most of our AT&T Internet plans.
  • In the last year, 6 out of 10 customers purchased a new connected device, and the average consumer has 13 devices at home.++ These multi-gig speeds will be able to meet households’ and small business’ growing bandwidth needs.
  • We will continue to bring multi-gig across our current fiber footprint, and as part of our ongoing efforts to cover 30 million customer locations with fiber by year-end 2025.

And with our straightforward pricing across our consumer AT&T Fiber portfolio, which means no equipment fees, no annual contract, no data caps and no automatic price increases at 12 months, customers will have what they need to more readily access the internet, with greater transparency.

Today, internet is essential for how we interact with the world, and we recognize that having accessible and affordable internet is a key to connecting many Americans. We want to offer solutions that make it easier for all customers to stay connected to their work, education, healthcare, and more.

As part of the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) that launched earlier this year, we are pleased to expand our participation to include wireless postpaid plans. Eligible households can now use ACP benefits to reduce their AT&T postpaid wireless bill by $30/mo. or by $75/mo. for households on qualifying Tribal lands. To determine eligibility, customers may apply through the federal government’s National Verifier at https://www.affordableconnectivity.gov/ (if you have questions about your eligibility, you can also call 866-986-0963). Customers may also visit att.com/acpwireless for more information on ACP and how to sign up for service with AT&T. 


* Available in the 21 states where AT&T offers wireline home internet services.

** Customers will receive the fastest speed available at their location, up to a maximum of 100Mbps.

^ Limited availability in select areas. Fastest among major internet service providers, based on 5Gbps offering. Internet speed claims represent maximum wired network service capability speeds to the home and recommended setup. Actual customer speeds are not guaranteed. Single device wired speed maximum 4.7Gbps. For more information go to www.att.com/speed101

^^ Based on publicly-available data of net customer adds for major fiber providers over previous four quarters

+ Limited availability in select areas. Internet speed claims represent maximum wired network service capability speeds to the home and recommended setup. Actual customer speeds are not guaranteed. Single device wired speed maximum 4.7Gbps. Visit att.com/speed101 for details

++ According to a Recon Analytics Survey commissioned by AT&T in 2021.

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