AT&T Fiber Availability, Speeds, and More

You can get a fiber internet plan from AT&T in 21 states, including California, Texas, and parts of the South and Midwest. It’s not available everywhere but you’re more likely to find it in major cities and towns.

Fiber internet is the fastest, most reliable type of internet you can get—and AT&T has some of the best fiber internet plans around. Prices start at just $35 per month, while speeds range from 100 Mbps to nearly 1 Gbps, giving you superb performance at a low cost. And as a plus, you get unlimited data and don’t need to sign up for an annual contract.

But is AT&T fiber available in your area? That’s the big question on everybody’s minds these days, especially as AT&T recently discontinued its DSL service. We put together a guide below to answer common questions about AT&T’s fiber internet. Read on for details about pricing, speeds, and where you can get it.

To quickly find out whether you can get an AT&T fiber plan, just type in your zip code below to see if it’s available where you live.

Where can you get AT&T fiber internet?

 

AT&T’s fiber internet service is available in parts of 21 states, mostly in the Midwest and the South. Since it costs a lot to set up a fiber network, AT&T’s coverage is centered around cities and towns. (AT&T also has fixed-wireless internet for rural areas.)

Soon enough, AT&T fiber may be available in more markets. In March 2021, AT&T CFO John Stephens announced that AT&T plans to spend 2021 bulking up its fiber networks. According to a report from Fierce Telecom, the ISP will especially focus on building up more direct fiber access for customers who have it available in their neighborhoods and expanding access in residential buildings. “Because of COVID and other issues we believe now is the right time to take fiber to the next step,” Stephens said.

You can find out if AT&T fiber plans are available on your block by running a search with our zip check tool above.

Pro tip:

AT&T’s fiber internet offerings are excellent, but cable provider Xfinity has a lot wider availability. Take a look at our AT&T vs. Xfinity review to see how the two internet services compare.

Here are all the states where AT&T has fiber service. It’s available in most large cities and towns, but you’ll want to search your zip code to confirm whether you can get it.

  • California
  • Nevada
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Arkansas
  • Louisiana
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina

Fiber is available to only about 40% of the US population, according to the Federal Communications Commission.1 So don’t be sad if you can’t get a fiber plan—it could be available at your house eventually. Keep checking to see if AT&T has expanded its network.

And watch for any construction on your block. If the orange-vested workers outside your window happen to be digging long trenches along the street, there’s a good chance that they’re installing fiber-optic cable into the ground. Woo-hoo!

AT&T availability map

You can also visit AT&T’s website to use its fiber internet availability map. It shows where customers can get fiber plans—just type in your address to see if you’re a lucky winner.

What are AT&T’s fiber plans?

PlanPriceSpeed (upload/download)View plans
Fiber Internet 100$35/mo.100 Mbps/100 MbpsView Plans
Fiber Internet 300$45/mo.300 Mbps/300 MbpsView Plans
Fiber Internet 1000$60/mo.940 Mbps/880 MbpsView Plans

AT&T’s fiber internet plans range in speed from 100 Mbps to 940 Mbps. The slowest package starts at $35 per month and the fastest one topping out at $60 per month.

You don’t have to sign up for a contract with AT&T Fiber, and you get unlimited data with your package. Renting a router to come with your Wi-Fi package costs an extra $10 per month, but you can save money by buying your own router. (We recommend a long-range router if you live in a big house or a gigabit router to get the most out of a 940 Mbps fiber plan.)

Pro tip:

Before you sign up for a plan, we recommend taking a quick look at our best internet deals guide to see if you can find a sweet deal on an AT&T fiber package.

Is AT&T fiber internet fast enough for you?

AT&T fiber-optic plans are fast enough for most people, providing a reliable Wi-Fi connection for everything from gaming to streaming to Zoom.

AT&T’s slowest plan tops out at 100 Mbps speeds, which will be more than enough for most people. It gives you a solid speed to play online games, participate in Zoom meetings, post to social media, and stream video in HD on several devices.

But you’ll want one of AT&T’s faster fiber plans if you live with a lot of roommates or family members and you’re all sharing the same Wi-Fi connection. Generally speaking, the more Wi-Fi devices you have in the house, the faster Wi-Fi you’ll need. Faster speeds are also necessary to support high-bandwidth internet activities and a lot of smart-home devices.

The Fiber Internet 1000 plan will be particularly useful if you do any of the following:

  • Upload gigabyte- or terabyte-sized files to cloud servers or YouTube
  • Host livestreams
  • Play multiplayer online games on 5 or more devices
  • Regularly stream videos in 4K on 5 or more devices

Pro tip:

Fiber is incredibly fast, but fiber connections aren’t available everywhere. You may want to consider a cable internet plan as a backup, since it comes close to meeting fiber for speed and offers more availability. Read our AT&T vs. Spectrum review for more details.

What other internet providers have fiber plans?

PlanPriceSpeedView plans
Google Fiber$70.00–$100.00/mo.1,000–2,000 MbpsView Plans
Verizon Fios$39.99–$79.99/mo.300–940 MbpsView Plans
CenturyLink$65.00/mo.940 MbpsView Plans
EarthLink$79.95–$99.95/mo.100–1,000 MbpsView Plans

If you can’t get fiber Wi-Fi from AT&T, don’t worry. Google Fiber, Verizon, CenturyLink, EarthLink, and several other providers all offer fiber internet options.

Google Fiber is one of the best fiber providers in the country because it gives you extremely fast speeds at a flat rate. You don’t have to sign up for an annual contract, the router is included as part of your bill, and you get unlimited data to download and stream all you like.

Verizon Fios is another excellent option—like AT&T, it offers you a few different options to choose from based on speed and price. EarthLink is a bit more expensive, but it got excellent ratings for speed, billing, and overall performance in our 2020 customer satisfaction survey.

Type in your zip below and see if you can get fiber from AT&T or anyone else:

Sources

  1. Federal Communications Commission, “Compare Broadband Availability in Different Areas,” December 2019. Accessed February 9, 2021.

Author -

Peter Holslin has spent more than a decade writing for Rolling Stone, VICE, BuzzFeed, and countless other publications. He graduated with a BA in liberal arts and journalism from New York City’s The New School University in 2008. Since then, he has roved from city to city and lived overseas, mastering his craft as an editor, staff writer, and freelancer while also acquiring ninja-like skills to address feeble Wi-Fi speeds and other internet challenges.

Editor - Cara Haynes

Cara Haynes has edited for HighSpeedInternet.com for three years, working with smart writers to revise everything from internet reviews to reports on your state’s favorite Netflix show. She believes no one should feel lost in internet land and that a good internet connection significantly extends your life span (buffering kills). With a degree in English and editing and five years working with online content, it’s safe to say she likes words on the internet. She is most likely to be seen wearing Birkenstocks and hanging out with a bouncy goldendoodle named Dobby, who is a literal fur angel sent to Earth.

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