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Ive received mail ads about getting at&t internet but fiber isn't available in my area, and the speeds of coax are too slow for my needs, why am i getting these ads if fiber is unavailable? plus its $35 a month for 300 Mbs, but $55 a month of 5 mbs???? How do i get fiber installed in my area ( 2 miles away at my old address fiber was available )
ACE - Expert
2 years ago
It's called "Mass mailings". Mailings will go out to a specific area or zip code and one street could have fiber and the next street doesn't.
2 years ago
While fiber may not be at your address, it is likely in your zip code...
My zip code has about 14, 500 residential addresses, with less than 20% having ATT Direct Fiber option (less than 2900) however 90% of the addresses can receive ATT INTERNET... the other 10% are in CenturyLink areas with no ATT option at all.
Mass mailings create potential interest.
Additional with current 14+ million fiber addresses available within 21 state footprint, ATT is adding 50% or another 7 million addresses over next 2 years (end 2022) reaching 21 million total... thus while the service not be there today it may in the future.
If desire the fastest residential internet service ATT currently offers would need to relocate to where the service is available. OR wait for an if or when moment this decade as future expansion areas are not announced.
Some hints do exist based upon past fiber upgrade deployments...
* how dense is your area for population, number of people within short distance such as square mile... the higher the number the more cost effective to deploy fiber. 25% of fiber is apartment / condo complexes.
* is your neighborhood service aerial on pole or buried underground?
More cost effective to deploy overhead, reach more address faster at less cost.
* is FTTN (fiber to the node) speeds of 100/20, 75/20, 50/10, 25/5, or 25/2 currently offered at your address? If yes, as fiber is already to a local distribution point (VRAD) the company just needs to hire contractors to run the last mile fiber spiderweb instead of covering several miles to install a PFP... thus if your currently FTTN have a greater percentage of being upgraded to FTTP.
Note 20% will not be upgraded, not cost effective, these are more rural, semi rural that will be cellular service only 4G LTE, 5G, 5G+ perhaps using PROJECT AIRGIG... mmwave from power poles.
And the ADSL2+ speeds of 18 or less will maybe be years in the future.
How do you feel about your chances for fiber?
How do you feel about moving?