AT&T announced today that it is boosting speeds for some of its AT&T
Yahoo! High Speed Internet customers and offering AT&T
broadband customers access to free Wi-Fi hotspots across the country.
AT&T says that more than 10 million of its AT&T Broadband subscribers
will soon have free unlimited access to its nationwide Wi-Fi network.
AT&T figures that is a cost savings of $60 annually for its broadband
customers and a savings of nearly $240 annually for customers who don’t have
AT&T broadband. The free Wi-Fi offer will be available to both new and
existing subscribers who have any of AT&T’s broadband services with
downstream speeds of 1.5 Mbps, 3.0 Mbps, or 6 Mbps.
AT&T also announced that it was boosting bandwidth choices for its U-verse
customers to 10 Mbps. Millions of AT&T subscribers will be
able to upgrade to data plans with 10 Mbps downstream and 1.5 Mbps upstream.
Customers who upgrade to the new U-verse 10 Mbps plan will also get the free
Wi-Fi access in the U.S. as well.
AT&T claims the largest broadband network in the United States with over
13.8 million broadband lines in service as of Q3 2007. AT&T says its
U-Verse service is available in millions of homes in 12 different states right
With the future of municipal
Wi-Fi access questionable, this offer from AT&T may be the best chance
of getting free Wi-Fi Internet users get.