Media Kit: Broadband/Wi-Fi
AT&T Broadband Services
For a high speed connection
at home and on the go.
The definition of broadband services is changing. Wi-Fi and broadband was once about a high speed connection to the Internet at home. Now it's about a connection wherever you need it.
Customers need speed and mobility to stay connected to essential information, content and services. AT&T is an industry leader in providing broadband services that keep people connected at home and on the go.
AT&T has a unique set of assets and three networks working together to address this trend: wired residential broadband, Wi-Fi and wireless. AT&T allows you to extend your broadband connection at home into thousands of access points around the world with Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless coverage, including mobile broadband that covers nearly 80 percent of the population. That's mobility and value competitors can't offer.
High Speed Internet
Customers have shown they want speed, mobility and value from their broadband service. That's why AT&T ranks number one among U.S. wired and wireless broadband providers.
AT&T serves 17.8 million broadband customers, including wireline (DSL, U-verse High Speed Internet and Satellite) and wireless mobile broadband LaptopConnect subscribers. By offering traditional wireline deployments as well as satellite-based and wireless broadband alternatives, we're able to provide our customers with a variety of options for broadband access. We continue to invest in our broadband networks, expanding availability and choice to new areas with our AT&T U-verse, wireless broadband and new DSL deployments.
Customers can choose from a wide selection of broadband plans at affordable price points to meet their needs. Services include downstream speeds of up to 24 Mbps for AT&T U-verse® High Speed Internet customers.
AT&T High Speed Internet plans include access to more than 29,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots in the U.S. — turning your broadband connection at home into literally thousands of connections across the country.
All AT&T High Speed Internet customers also receive:
- E-mail accounts with virtually unlimited storage.
- A suite of security and safety features.
- Award-winning parental controls through AT&T Smart Controls.
- Access to the att.net portal, which includes the latest news, entertainment content, Yahoo! search capabilities, and more — with an unmatched level of customization options.
Wi-Fi is an essential part of consumers' broadband experience — and in their choice of broadband providers.
AT&T operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network** including more than 32,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at popular restaurants, hotels, bookstores and retailers, and provides access to more than 402,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements.
Access to AT&T's U.S. Wi-Fi hotspots is included for millions of customers with AT&T High Speed Internet plans and qualifying smartphone and LaptopConnect plans.
The AT&T Wi-Fi network includes popular locations where customers have a need to log on, such as restaurants, coffee shops, bookstores, hotels and other locations. View an AT&T Wi-Fi coverage map to search for nearby hotspots.
Wi-Fi access is becoming increasingly important for consumers. AT&T has seen a surge in Wi-Fi connections, driven by more customers utilizing Wi-Fi on their smartphones and other connected devices and more businesses and venues offering Wi-Fi access for their customers.
Wireless Networking in Your Home or Office
All AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet customers receive a wireless gateway or access point with their installation, so you can connect Wi-Fi enabled devices to your home broadband connection.
AT&T DSL customers can choose a wireless gateway and may be eligible to receive rebates that reduce the cost.
* Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots.
Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply.
See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
** A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
Mobile broadband Internet access is a requirement for AT&T customers constantly on the move. In addition to Wi-Fi, AT&T's wireless broadband covers nearly 80 percent of the population. With LaptopConnect cards and Wi-Fi enabled devices, your workspace can travel with you around the U.S.
AT&T LaptopConnect cards allow you to send and receive data from your notebook or netbook in real-time on the nation's fastest mobile broadband network. So whether on a bus, in a cab or waiting at the airport, your laptop can have full desktop-like functionality. Many LaptopConnect card users can access AT&T Wi-Fi locations using the AT&T Communication Manager software at no additional cost.
Smartphones are another way customers can bring AT&T's mobile broadband or Wi-Fi network connections to the palm of their hand. Virtually all new AT&T smartphones come equipped with Wi-Fi technology and we're working with vendors to make it available in a wider range of devices. Click here for a list of Wi-Fi enabled devices in the current AT&T portfolio.
Click here for a list of Wi-Fi enabled devices in the current AT&T portfolio.
Related News Releases
AT&T Restoration in the Northeast on an Accelerated Pace
Dallas, Texas, October 31, 2012
AT&T Enhances Gameday Wireless Coverage at Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, California, October 9, 2012
AT&T Enhances Gameday Wireless Coverage at Commonwealth Stadium
Lexington, Kentucky, October 5, 2012
AT&T 4G LTE Expands in the Greater Washington, D.C., Region into Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, Further into Northern Virginia
Washington, District of Columbia, July 26, 2012
AT&T 4G LTE Expands in the Greater Baltimore Region into Anne Arundel County, Ellicott City
Baltimore, Maryland, July 26, 2012
Shop & Learn More
- High Speed Internet: Learn more about our wide selection of offers and plans.
- AT&T Wi-Fi: View our list of hotspot locations and Wi-Fi plans.
- LaptopConnect: Surf the Web using our mobile broadband network.
- AT&T Broadband Internet via Satellite: Learn more about our ground-breaking high-speed Internet via satellite technology.