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AT&T Internet Air Has Arrived Nationwide—Here’s How To Get It

AT&T is finally jumping on the 5G home internet bandwagon, with an affordable service and a generous price break for wireless customers.

The internet provider recently expanded its new, 5G-based fixed wireless service, dubbed AT&T Internet Air. With a $55 monthly cost for speeds of 40Mbps to 140Mbps, Internet Air is similar in price, capability, and connectivity to the 5G home internet services offered by competitors T-Mobile and Verizon. You can get the plan for just $35 a month when you bundle it with a qualifying AT&T wireless plan.

AT&T Internet Air was initially only available to DSL customers, but now it’s available to anyone living in select marketsincluding Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas. (See below for the full list.) AT&T executive Erin Scarborough announced the news in a blog post.

We’ve been following 5G home internet closely over the past few years, and this marks AT&T’s first big step into the fold. Read on for our deep dive on AT&T Internet Air.

Looking to sign up for AT&T Internet Air? Search on AT&T’s website to see if you can get it.

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Why AT&T Internet Air? And why now?

Unlike T-Mobile and Verizon, AT&T was at first vocally resistant to the idea of launching a 5G home internet service. The provider instead has spent the past few years bulking up its fiber network and has recently confirmed it’s on track to reach 30 million customers by 2025.

However, times have changed.

AT&T has slowly been phasing out its DSL service, which runs on crumbling landline phone infrastructure and delivers sluggish speeds. DSL service makes up the bulk of AT&T’s network, but the number of DSL users are on the decline and many internet companies have been looking for alternatives. So as DSL heads out to pasture, it makes sense for AT&T to devise an alternative for those customers rather than lose them outright.

These are some of the advantages of AT&T Internet Air: 

  • Faster connectivity than DSL internet
  • Easy to set up in areas where AT&T has 5G cell service
  • Lower price and faster speeds than AT&T fixed wireless

AT&T Internet Air is a way better deal than AT&T fixed wireless

AT&T already offered a fixed wireless internet service prior to launching Internet Air, but this new plan is a much better deal. You get faster speeds for a lower price, and you don’t have to worry about stringent data caps.

Internet Air costs just $55 per month, nearly $15 less than the fixed wireless fee of $69.99 per month. Even better, AT&T Internet Air gets your Wi-Fi connectivity flowing with a single AT&T All-Fi™ Hub, a modem/router gateway that’s available to Internet Air customers at no extra cost. Internet Air doesn’t have overage charges for monthly data, and it doesn’t come with price hikes after 12 months, either.

Take a look at the details in the table below.

AT&T Internet Air plan and pricing

PlanPriceSpeedData capGet it online
AT&T Internet Air$55.00/mo. ($35.00/mo. w/ qualifying wireless plan)40–140MbpsNoneView Plans

Does AT&T Internet Air come with unlimited data?

AT&T Internet Air comes with unlimited data, but you may experience slowed speeds during times of network congestion. An announcement about the service states that the plan doesn’t include overage charges for data, but it’s still possible you could experience slowed speeds if you use too much data on the plan. You may also see slower speeds during peak hours.

Can current fixed wireless customers sign up for AT&T Internet Air?

You can definitely sign up for AT&T Internet Air if you’re a fixed wireless customer living in an area where AT&T Internet Air is now available. And we highly recommend doing so, if it’s available, because Internet Air costs a lot less and gets you faster speeds. Head to the next section on this page to learn how to sign up.

Find 5G home internet where you live

If you’re really eager to get a 5G home internet plan, you may be better off seeking out an option from T-Mobile or Verizon. Search your zip code below to see if either provider is available in your area.

This sounds awesome. So how do I get it?

Although the service was initially limited to AT&T DSL customers only, it’s now available publicly to any customer living in select markets. Here’s a full list of where you can find AT&T Internet Air:

  • Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon, Pa.
  • Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Phoenix (Prescott), Ariz.
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Detroit, Mich.
  • Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, Mich.
  • Hartford-New Haven, Conn.
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.
  • Portland, Ore.
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg (Sarasota), Fla.

How does AT&T Internet Air compare to Verizon and T-Mobile’s 5G Home Internet?

AT&T Internet Air offers similar capabilities for a similar price as Verizon 5G Home Internet and T-Mobile 5G Home Internet. If you’re hankering for some 5G internet, AT&T Internet Air is definitely an excellent choice.

Verizon and T-Mobile both offer 5G home internet plans with slightly lower prices and generous extras. Starry Internet also offers a 5G-type internet plan in scattered cities across the United States.

All of these 5G options come with some sweet perks:

  • Flat monthly rate starting at $50
  • No fees for installation or equipment
  • Unlimited data
  • Discounts for subscribers to wireless phone plans

AT&T stands out because you can get the plan for $35 a month when you already subscribe to an AT&T wireless phone plan. It’s also available in some areas where you may not be able to find Verizon and T-Mobile’s 5G home options, making it a can’t-miss deal if you’re looking to step away from a pricey cable internet plan.

Best 5G home internet plans

ProviderSpeedPriceView on provider's site
AT&T Internet Air40–140Mbps$55.00/mo. ($35.00/mo. w/ qualifying AT&T wireless plan)View Plans
Verizon 5G Home InternetUp to 300Mbps$50.00/mo.* ($25.00/mo. w/ Verizon Unlimited Plus)
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet72–245Mbps$50.00/mo. ($30.00/mo. w/ Go5G Plus or Magenta MAX)View Plans
Starry Internet PlusUp to 200Mbps$50.00/mo.View Plans


What is AT&T Internet Air?

AT&T Internet Air is a new, 5G-based fixed wireless service similar to Verizon 5G Home Internet and T-Mobile 5G Home Internet.

How can I find out if AT&T Internet Air is available in my area?

You can find out if AT&T Internet Air is available in your area by searching your zip code below.

How much does AT&T Internet Air cost?

AT&T Internet Air costs $55 a month with paperless billing and Autopay, plus taxes. You can get it for $35 a month when you have a qualifying AT&T wireless plan.

How fast is AT&T Internet Air?

AT&T Internet Air reaches download speeds between 40Mbps and 140Mbps.

Author -

Peter Holslin has more than a decade of experience working as a writer and freelance journalist. He graduated with a BA in liberal arts and journalism from New York City’s The New School University in 2008 and went on to contribute to publications like Rolling Stone, VICE, BuzzFeed, and countless others. At, he focuses on covering 5G, nerding out about frequency bands and virtual RAN, and producing reviews on emerging services like 5G home internet. He also writes about internet providers and packages, hotspots, VPNs, and Wi-Fi troubleshooting.