The operator recently completed a trial of G.fast in Minneapolis, the first of the 8 initial launch cities to have a live G.fast property.
G.fast can be deployed immediately in MDUs in parts of the following metros:
- New York City
Additionally, G.fast is currently on sale to MDUs in parts of 14 other metros with deployment planned in the near future. These include:
- Albany, N.Y.
- Buffalo, N.Y.
- Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Hartford, Conn.
- Omaha, Neb.
- Portland, Ore.
- Providence, R.I.
- Richmond, Va.
- Rochester, N.Y.
- Washington, D.C.
- Salt Lake City
Each of these metros is located outside of our traditional 21-state home internet service-area. G.fast provides internet access to apartment and condo units over existing coaxial cables. This can minimize disruption for current residents because there’s no need to place new wiring in each residence. AT&T will offer internet speeds of up to 500 megabits per second, but G.fast provides the capability to allow AT&T to offer greater speeds over time. Residents of these properties can also enjoy the availability of DIRECTV without installing a dish at their individual units.
G.fast adds another innovative solution to existing fiber and millimeter-wave wireless access solutions for MDU property owners to provide their residents high speed internet and TV services.
“We’re tapping into the existing internet infrastructure in some multifamily properties to bring ultra-fast internet in less time and with less disruption than replacing the network with fiber,” said Ed Balcerzak, senior vice president, AT&T Connected Communities.
“While fiber to the unit remains the best broadband solution for most properties where possible, G.fast and fixed millimeter-wave provide connectivity to properties that aren’t able to support fiber. AT&T is committed to providing apartments and condos with connectivity across the nation, and innovations such as G.fast are helping us to do that.”