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Thu, Sep 8, 2022 7:11 PM

Fiber Availability in my neighborhood

Hi there,

I have been on internet 50 for many years now and getting impatient waiting for fiber.  I called in multiple times and I even submitted a request to have someone check our lines because I know there is another neighborhood 2 blocks from my house (2 min drive) that has fiber.  How can I get fiber extended to my neighborhood?

Constructive

Employee

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30K Messages

3 months ago

you dont it will get there if and when it gets there doesnt matter if its available 2 blocks away, at&t doesnt share future services with the public of front line employees 

my thoughts

Employee

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19.7K Messages

3 months ago

If you want a timeline, ask yourself when are you willing to move to where the fiber already exists.

If not currently willing to relocate, then need to wait till 2026 when the current 2nd phase 5 year (2021-end 2025) 15 million residential fiber buildout is completed. This is adding 3 million addresses each year with 100+ markets in 21 states. 

Note the total buildout includes all NEW GREENFIELD construction within those markets. If new builds are 500,000 that means 2.5 million are being upgraded.

At estimated 19+ million already available this is adding 11 million over next 40 months.  The fiber total should be 50% of all hardwired addresses meaning in 2026 30 million will, and 30 million will not. 

If your address is not eligible in 2026, then would you be willing to relocate?

New Member

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2 Messages

3 months ago

not the best answer im looking for and basically you're saying "don't like it, well move".  great feedback.  would you move your family and kids for JUST fiber? nope.

Constructive

Employee

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30K Messages

3 months ago

not the answer you wanted but it is factual @my thoughts is the most knowledgeable tech in these forums so what are facts are not always what people want to hear.

ATTHelp

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204.1K Messages

3 months ago

We're happy to help you get notified when Fiber is available, @timk602!

 

We're working hard to expand our Fiber footprint to more households every day. If you’d like to sign up for a notification if it does become available in the future, please visit att.com/NotifyMe. We'll send you a notification via your preferred method as soon as AT&T Fiber becomes available to you.

 

In addition to that, you can request to have your address researched for Fiber availability by filling out this form.

 

Please feel free to reach back out if you need help in the future. Thank you for contacting the AT&T Community Forums!

 

Lacey, AT&T Community Specialist 

my thoughts

Employee

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19.7K Messages

3 months ago

Comment not meant to upset but to educate.

At the end of 2015 ATT completed their 10 year Uverse FTTN (Fiber To The Node) buildout which reached 33 million addresses within then footprint. An average of 3.3 million per year.

Your internet 50 is part of that FTTN build, internet 100, 75, 50 and 25 that occurred during that time but not all addresses had the service in the beginning.

In 2016 ATT started the fiber build out, 15 million in the first 5 years and 15 million the second 5 years. The number of addresses have grown within the footprint plus some ADSL2+ (best internet speed of 18 or less, total in 2015 was 24 million) are also being upgraded to direct fiber. This is 57 million hardwired addresses adding additional 3 million for new construction builds over 10 years brings estimate total to 60 million.

Your internet 50 FTTN neighborhood is more highly desirable to bring FTTP as fiber is already at the VRAD providing FTTN. Just need fiber to last mile (or less), however having 33 million FTTN n 2015 plus adding 3 million plus upgrading percentage of ADSL2+ means not all FTTN will be upgraded by 2026. If the company expands the buildout to a third 5 year build out (2026-end 2030) I expect all FTTN could be upgraded by end 2028. This is not guaranteed, thus you must determine what is best option(s) you have or will have over next several years.

People relocate all the time for a number of reasons… schools, work opportunities, security / safety, etc… internet has become one of those reasons will people may not consider housing if fiber is not available. Others have moved specifically for the internet fiber access. 

As more WFH, virtual schooling, and increased dependence on IOT devices, more and more individuals are elevating internet access / speeds in their priorities in housing selections.

As non can answer IF or WHEN you address may receive desired service, I simply offer an expansion of what options are available, cable, cellular, satellite, telco, relocation.

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