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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 5:21 PM

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Phase 1 & 2 does not have fiber internet but Phase 3 does.  How do we get fiber internet in Phases 1 & 2?

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3 years ago

When was Phase 3 built out? Since 2015?

When was Phase 1 and 2 built out? Before 2015?

New developments since 2016 have been direct fiber unless planning occurring earlier stated copper service.

Existing areas are being upgraded over time... not sure all will receive the upgrade.

In 2015 there were 33 million FTTN (Fiber To The Node) addresses with best speed of 100 to 25 depending on copper loop length  after the fiber VRAD... I suspect this is what you have.

At start of 2021 the number had decreased to 24 million, that is 9 million addresses have been upgraded to being part of the 15 million current FTTP addresses.

ATT has announced that over these 2 years (2021-2022) plan on reaching another 7 million addresses within 21 state footprint with fiber. A percentage of this will be new construction deployments, a percentage will be aprtment/condo complexes (MDU currently 25% of all fiber or over 3.5 million) and a percentage will be existing UVERSE areas, expect primary to be FTTN of maybe 5 million.

If my thoughts are near true there will be 22 million FTTP and 19 million FTTN addresses at start of 2023. Together this fiber group will cover 41+ million residential addresses with another 19 million being ADSL2+ (speeds of 18 or less).

Hopefully the trend will continue to at least end of 2025 when direct fiber would be 30+ million or about 50% of all hardwired addresses. Note this excludes the 20% of addresses (15 million?) that are rural to semi rural on cellular 4G LTE, 5G, 5G+ service. 

Just my thoughts... 

The fastest and surest way to have ATT Fiber  is to relocate to where the service already exists. Otherwise waiting for an If or WHEN moment that may or may not be this decade. 

EDIT... based upon Feb announcement ATT has 15 million residential addresses covered yet their actual subscriber coverage is just over 5 million meaning 2 out 3 fiber addresses are not using ATT Fiber. There are addresses available if willing to relocate. The goal is a 50% take rate, meaning if cover 22 million looking for 11 million fiber accounts... that is a lot of installs that need to occur. ATT is hiring techs, if interested or known someone who is.

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ACE - Expert

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3 years ago

Phase 1 and 2 of what?

There is currently not an option to get Fiber sooner. AT&T rolls out at their discretion, which currently prioritizes new developments. Existing AT&T internet areas are slower for the update or may not get it at all. The rollout is over several years, but not expected to reach every AT&T customer.

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