AT&T has decided to roll out the new 45 Mbps tier in Dallas, in accordance to its much-publicized plan to eventually offer speeds as high as 75 Mbps. The telco is looking to build up its hybrid fiber/copper network, so it can provide speed upgrades to existing customers. In the race for ever faster internet, it seems as if AT&T is trailing behind other internet providers—most notably Comcast and Cox Communications.
For now, subscribers of the 6 Mbps plan will remain on the same speed tier, while customers under the 12 Mbps and 24 Mbps plan will be bumped up to 24 Mbps and 30 Mbps tiers respectively.
According to AT&T’s senior VP of Technology and Network Operations John Donovan, “90 percent of our U-verse customer locations will have the capability to receive what we project to be 75 Mbps–and 75 percent will have the capability to receive up to 100 Mbps.”
However, the company has yet to reveal a set time frame for the speed upgrades, and how soon it will become effective for the rest of its service territories.