Plan calls for AT&T Fiber with speeds of up to 5 Gigs to
help close the digital divide in Texas
AMARILLO, Texas, June 28,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The city of Amarillo today announced a $24M project with AT&T* to build its
state-of-the-art fiber network to more than 22,000 customer
locations throughout the city. The project proposes providing
access to AT&T Fiber for homes, businesses and government
agencies in the city center. The project is contingent upon funding
approval by the city of Amarillo
and a final contract between AT&T and the city.
"The city of Amarillo broadband
access plan is one of the more significant technological
infrastructure advancements in city history," said Amarillo Mayor Ginger
Nelson. "Amarillo is taking
the lead in ensuring all its residents have access to the world
wide web and its countless uses – from education to workforce
development to health care and more. AT&T, with a longtime
tradition of excellence in communication, is the perfect
company for this historic project that will benefit the entire
Amarillo community and serve as a
template for other cities and communities to follow on how to
connect their residents in the digital age."
AT&T has been building communications networks in
Texas for more than 140 years and
is currently the nation's largest fiber internet
provider.1 In 2021, AT&T made fiber available in
more than 300,000 new locations in Texas.
"We appreciate the leadership and foresight of the city in
planning to choose AT&T Fiber, which will provide a fast and
reliable internet solution for today and tomorrow. This is an
important milestone for the city of Amarillo and the state of Texas to show how public-private partnerships
can help close the digital divide," said Fred Maldonado, Regional Vice President,
AT&T Texas. "We have a long history of connecting businesses
and residents in Amarillo, and we
look forward to working with the city of Amarillo on making plans to bring high-speed
internet to those who need it most."
Extensive planning and engineering work will begin immediately
upon execution of the contract. AT&T Fiber is the fastest among
major providers and offers symmetrical speeds of up to 5-Gigs on
downloads and uploads.2 The faster speeds and increased
bandwidth mean customers can connect multiple devices, stream
multiple entertainment sources, quickly upload content to social
media and experience ultra-low lag for pro-level gaming – all at
the same time.
Residents and businesses can learn more about AT&T Fiber at
att.com/fiber and can sign up to be notified when service will be
available at their address at att.com/notifyme. AT&T will also
keep the community updated on the project.
Affordable internet service is available for low-income
households as part of AT&T's commitment to help close the
digital divide. Access from AT&T offers low-cost broadband
options, including free internet for eligible households when
combined with federal benefits from the Affordable Connectivity
Program (ACP).3 After you confirm your ACP eligibility,
call us at 866-986-0963 to discuss your options and order service.
Be sure to have your National Verifier application ID handy when
About AT&T in Texas
AT&T customers and FirstNet® subscribers in Texas got a big boost in wireless connectivity
and fiber access last year. In 2021, AT&T completed nearly
1,000 wireless network enhancements in Texas, including adding nearly 200 new
macro sites. AT&T also made fiber available in more than 300,00
new locations in Texas in 2021.
These network improvements will enhance the state's broadband
coverage and help give residents, businesses and first responders
faster, more reliable service.
From 2018 to 2020, we expanded coverage and improved
connectivity in more communities by investing more than $7.7
billion in our wireless and wireline networks in Texas. This
investment boosts reliability, coverage, speed and overall
performance for residents and their businesses.
And in Amarillo, we expanded
coverage and improved connectivity by investing more than
$60 million in our wireless and
wireline networks from 2018-2020.
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combining the most reliable 5G network4 with the
nation's fastest growing fiber internet5, so you have a
seamless experience from a single provider. Becoming the best
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America's first responders. FirstNet®, Built with AT&T is the
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1 Based on the number of fiber to the home households
using publicly-available data.
2 Limited availability in select areas. Fastest
among major internet service providers, based on 5Gbps
offering. Internet speed claims represent maximum wired
network service capability speeds to the home and recommended
setup. Actual customer speeds are not guaranteed. Single
device wired speed maximum 4.7Gbps. For more information go
3 With Access from AT&T. 100Mbps speed or lower
based on location.
4 Based on nationwide GWS drive test data. GWS conducts
paid drive tests for AT&T and uses the data in its analysis.
AT&T 5G requires compatible plan and device. 5G not available
everywhere. Go to att.com/5Gforyou for details.
5 Based on publicly-available data of net customer adds
for major fiber providers over previous four quarters.
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