AT&T expands fiber optic internet service to Arizona

Multi-gig speeds and excellent expected value in the Mesa Region

DALLAS, August 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ —

What are the news?

AT&T* plans to expand its award-winning fiber optic Internet service to bring reliable, high-speed broadband to the entire population. Mesa, Arizona., Region. The service is expected to be available to local residents in 2023.

AT&T is the nation’s largest fiber optic internet provider1 and runs the largest fiber construction in the country. With this expansion, Mesa area residents can connect to new opportunities with fast, reliable and secure internet service. And where AT&T offers fiber, we win in wireless. It means more Mesa residents could soon enjoy America’s most reliable wireless network.2

“Fiber is by far the best technology for delivering high-speed broadband, and this expansion allows AT&T to aggressively roll out the service to the Mesa region,” said John Stankey, CEO, AT&T. “Our long-term goal is to bring fiber to as many customers as possible, and this is just one of many steps we are taking to achieve that goal.”

Why is this important?

Mesa is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in America. AT&T therefore sees a great opportunity to provide greater access to education, jobs, healthcare and more through the power of fiber connectivity. AT&T plans to bring speeds of up to 5 gigabytes of fiber-based broadband to more than 100,000 homes in and around the Mesa Region. Capital investment guidance previously provided by AT&T is unchanged.

“In an increasingly virtual world, high-speed Internet access is key to success for individuals, families and business owners,” said Jean-GillesMayor of Mesa. “We welcome AT&T Mesa as their team provides fiber connectivity, ultimately creating greater access to education, jobs and healthcare for our great city.”

AT&T also has a long and successful business relationship with Corning Incorporated, its largest fiber manufacturing supplier. Corning’s recent investment in a new optical cable manufacturing plant in the Mesa will help produce the fiber optic cable needed to help millions of Americans connect to new opportunities and further bridge the digital divide.

Mesa Area residents can be the first to know when AT&T Fiber is available in their area by visiting: att.com/NotifyMe

Why AT&T Fiber?

With up to 5GB of speed, AT&T Fiber is the fastest Internet among major providers.3 Homes equipped with AT&T Fiber can enjoy consistent, high-performance broadband service, even when multiple devices are connected to the network at the same time. AT&T Fiber will connect people choosing to work from home long-term, students needing Internet access for homework, and families streaming multiple video programs and games.

[1] Based on fiber count to homes using publicly available data.
[2] AT&T was awarded Most Trusted Network by GWS OneScore 2022. GWS performs paid drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its analysis.
[3] Limited availability/areas. Based on 5Gbps offer. Internet speed claims represent maximum wired network service capacity speeds to the home and recommended configuration. Actual client speeds are not guaranteed. Wired speed of a single device maximum 4.7 Gbps. For more information, visit www.att.com/speed101

*About AT&T

We help over 100 million American families, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. From the first phone call over 140 years ago to our 5G and multi-gig wireless internet offerings today, we @ATT are innovating to improve lives. For more information about AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), visit about.att.com. Investors can learn more about investors.att.com.

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