Thanks for tuning into our guide to the availability of AT&T internet and other services into the US.
Having spent some time exploring exactly what you can get and where, we’re ready to show you what you can expect from AT&T depending on where you live.
So let’s go ahead!
AT&T Internet Availability
Before we get into this section, we should probably explain something. By AT&T Internet, we’re referring to AT&T’s non-fiber plans. Regular AT&T internet is actually the older branding from AT&T. It’s not DSL, but it’s nowhere near as fast as fiber.
Right now, AT&T Internet is available to a much larger percentage of the map than AT&T Fiber even though AT&T Fiber is faster and offers much better value for money.
AT&T Internet is currently available in select areas of each of these states :
On a map, that looks a bit like this:
As you can see, AT&T Internet is available to a huge portion of the US. It doesn’t have any jurisdiction in the far East of the map or the Northwest as these internet areas are controlled by other providers.
However, for you to really be in luck with AT&T, you’ll need to hope that you live in an area in which Fiber is available.
AT&T Internet Plans and Features
Here’s a look at some of the plans you can get with AT&T Internet:
|AT&T Internet Plan||Price Before 12 Months|
|> 1 Mbps||$55|
Notice anything odd? Yep, all the internet plans are the same price. That’s because AT&T will simply give you as fast a plan as they can. In some cases, that could be less than 1 Mbps.
That’s not great news. Neither is the fact that you have to pay an extra $15 per month at the end of your plan. And that plan lasts for two years!
There is some good news though. AT&T Internet comes with free internet security so you’ll be protected in your home network. Plus, it comes with free Hot Spot, meaning you can stay connected while you’re on the go thanks to the AT&T public Wi-Fi network.
AT&T Fiber Availability
Things look a little better when it comes to AT&T Fiber. It offers a lot more bang for your buck including faster speeds, better perks and shorter contract lengths. However, it’s only available in around one third of the overall AT&T internet coverage area at the time of writing.
As you read this, AT&T is trying to roll out Fiber to as much of its network as possible. However, the process is time-consuming and expensive so it might take a while for it to reach the far corners of its area.
Interestingly, AT&T Fiber is actually available in all of the states where AT&T Internet is available, but in more limited areas . It really varies from city to city and even from neighborhood to neighborhood.
You’re much more likely to get AT&T Fiber over regular AT&T Internet if you live in a city. AT&T’s Fiber rollout is starting in more built up areas and will eventually find its way into the more rural side of the US. It could still be some time before that becomes the case, though.
The only surefire way to find out if you’re able to get AT&T Fiber or if you have to settle for regular AT&T Internet is to head to their website and enter your address. Doing this will reveal all the AT&T internet plans available to you.
AT&T Fiber multi-gig availability
AT&T Fiber is made up of five different plans offering five different speeds: 300 Mbps, 500 Mbps, 1 Gig, 2 Gig, and 5 Gig. The whole Fiber network is able to receive the first three speeds, but for the 2 Gig and 5 Gig plans, coverage is a bit more limited.
Because these speeds are so intense (and also very new, they’ve only been around for a year or two), extra infrastructure is needed. So, only around one third of the AT&T Fiber network offers this kind of speed at the time of writing.
That shouldn’t be a problem for the vast majority of people. These speeds are ludicriously fast and really, no one actually needs them. Even large offices would be able to get away with speeds of 1000 Mbps. 2 Gig and 5 Gig is really taking it to the next level.
AT&T Fiber Plans and Features
So what exactly does AT&T Fiber look like? Well, their plans are currently like this:
|Plan name||Speed||Price per month|
|AT&T Fiber 300||300 Mbps||$55|
|AT&T Fiber 500||500 Mbps||$65|
|AT&T Fiber 1 Gig||1000 Mbps||$80|
|AT&T Fiber 2 Gig||2000 Mbps||$110|
|AT&T Fiber 5 Gig||5000 Mbps||$180|
As you can see, the most affordable Fiber plan is the same price as all the Internet plans, but a heck of a lot faster. And here’s the thing. The price does not go up at any point (it doesn’t plan to anyway).
And, there are no minimum contracts. You can sign up for AT&T Fiber for as little as one month if you so wish.
Here are some perks of AT&T Fiber:
- No extra fees: You won’t have to pay a joining fee or any equipment hire fees when you sign up for AT&T Fiber. What you see is what you pay other than taxes and any state fees that may incur.
- Free Hot Spot: Enjoy public Wi-Fi in multiple locations across the US unlimitedly as an AT&T customer.
- Free ActiveArmor: AT&T’s excellent internet security feature comes free for all customers so you can have that extra peace of mind that your home network will be safe.
AT&T Wireless 4G Availability
If you’re in the market for a new cell phone plan, you can be confident that AT&T will deliver good coverage with their Wireless plans. Here’s a look at the states you can get 4G coverage from AT&T in:
That’s right, AT&T Wireless 4G is available in every single state . There’s not 100% coverage across all land in the US. Some states get better coverage than others. But other than in Maine and Idaho, the vast majority of each state is covered.
AT&T Wireless 5G Availability
To get the next level of mobile data speeds, you’re going to want 5G. 5G can be up to a stunning 100 times faster than 4G! Here’s a look at the states you can get 5G coverage from AT&T in right now:
And here’s that list on a map:
This coverage will likely grow in due time as AT&T rolls out better infrastructure for 5G in the US. Remember, it is still a relatively new technology having been released for the first time in 2019. So if you don’t have 5G from AT&T yet, hopefully you’ll get it soon.
AT&T Wireless Cell Phone Plans and Features
If you like the sound of AT&T Wireless, here’s a look at their three most popular plans, AT&T Unlimited. Each of these plans comes with unlimited talk, texts and data:
|Name||Price (when you get 4 lines)||Hotspot||Premium Data|
By the way, another key perk of the Unlimited Premium Plan is that you’ll get unlimited talk, text and high speed data in 19 Latin American countries.
It is also possible to get coverage through their AT&T Value Plus Plan and their AT&T 4G plan, but these don’t offer as good value for money. That being said, they’re still pretty good if you’re only looking to take up one line, so they could still be worth a look at.
With your AT&T Unlimited plans, you’ll also get access to each of the following benefits:
- 5G Access: If you live in an area where 5G is available, you’ll be able to use it with all of these plans
- ActiveArmor mobile security: Have your cell phone protected online against outside threats with this excellent security feature
- Unlimited talk, texts and data in Mexico and Canada: Your plan doesn’t stop at the US border. You can use it in Mexico and Canada too.
- Unlimited texting from the US to 200+ countries: Text around the world for free.
AT&T DirecTV Availability
Another big product AT&T has to offer is DirecTV. This is their streaming or satellite TV service and it’s available across the whole US.
That means you can get both streaming and satellite access in every single state. AT&T is the only provider to offer that extensive level of service.
Of course, that’s going to look like this on the map:
So, if you’re based in one of the blue areas, you’re good to go! That is, for the most part. Not every single area of each state can get both services, but you can find out more here.
Read on for the next section to find out the kinds of DirecTV packages you can get.
AT&T DirecTV Plans and Features
If you are in the market for a new TV package, DirecTV is a pretty good one to go for. It comes with a lot of channels, and you can tailor your package to suit what you think you’ll be watching. Here’s a look at each of the plans you can get :
|Name||Amount of Channels||What You Get||Price for First Year||Price for Second Year|
|Choice||200+||Entertainment plus sports||$69.99||$79.99|
|Ultimate||270+||Choice plus movies||$89.99||$99.99|
|Premier||340+||All premium networks||$139.99||$149.99|
Each of these plans is part of a two year contract. So, you will have to pay that second year price regardless, unless you pay an early termination charge to get out of the contract early.
A few other fees may also incur for these plans. However, there are a couple of ways to save money too. You can check them out in our article on AT&T deals.
AT&T Home Phone Availability
The humble home phone is becoming less and less popular as a lot of households prefer to opt to use their mobile phone at home instead. However, there are still a lot of us who prefer to have a phone to use in the house. It can offer better value sometimes, too.
If you’re based in any of the following states, you’ll be able to get a home phone plan with AT&T:
Here’s a look at that on a map so you can see it for yourself:
AT&T Home Phone Plans and Features
Did you see your state above? If so, here are the options at your disposal in terms of AT&T’s home phone plans. There are just two to choose from these days:
- Traditional Home Phone: A primary residential phone number, unlimited local calling, reliable calling, and optional paid long-distance calling for the price of $41 per month plus taxes and fees
- Complete Choice Enhanced: All of the above plus 12 calling features, including Caller ID, Call Forwarding, and Speed Dialing, for the price of $55 per month plus taxes and fees
How to Get Started with AT&T
It’s possible to order your AT&T Fiber, AT&T Internet or any other AT&T services online, in store or over the phone (contact details coming up shortly).
However, we recommend going down the online route. If you do this, it’s easier. Plus, you’ll get the option to waiver the $99 activation fee for any of the internet plans.
Furthemore, it’s possible to save an extra $5 per month if you opt to pay by direct debit and if you choose paperless billing. Get paid to be green!
All shipping for new AT&T services is free . The only time you’ll have to pay for shipping is if you buy additional products from the AT&T Brand Store.
If you need any help during the signup process (or if you want to order over the phone), you can always reach out to AT&T. They’ll happily guide you through the process! Here are the best ways to get hold of them:
- Live chat through the AT&T website
- Over the phone (different phone numbers are available for different lines)
AT&T Availability FAQ
Still wanting more information about AT&T and their availability? You could find that info below.
When will AT&T Fiber be available in my area?
Realistically, AT&T Fiber is the goal. It’s so much better than regular AT&T Internet, so hopefully you live in an area where it’s available.
If not, it will come eventually. AT&T is in the process of rolling out Fiber to all of its customers but that might take some time. The more rural your location is, the longer it will take for you to get fiber internet.
How do I know if I’ll get 5G coverage in my area?
If you’re signing up for a Wireless plan and you have a cell phone that supports 5G, you’re going to be wanting to get the speeds that 5G has to offer! Different network providers have different levels of coverage, so go with a provider that brings 5G to your area.
The best way to find out once and for all what kind of network coverage you’ll get in your area is to go to the AT&T coverage checker on their website. There, you’ll be able to input your address and find out if it’s 5G, 4G or something else you can expect to be getting.
Will my AT&T plan have a data cap?
If you opt for AT&T Fiber, there are no data caps at all. Most of the internet plans don’t come with a data cap either, although some of the slower speeds do so make sure you check out what those caps are in the terms and conditions if this is something you’re considering.
In terms of Wireless, most of the plans don’t have data caps either. The three Unlimited plans are, of course, unlimited. Although the other two plans have some form of data usage cap that should be considered.
Wrapping Up on AT&T Availability
With its internet, cell phone and TV plans, AT&T covers a lot of the US on average. But it can be pretty complicated to find i
If you’ve recently discovered that you can get the AT&T products you’re looking for in your area, now it’s time to find the perfect AT&T deal. So, check out our guide to those deals right here.