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Five Reasons You Need AT&T Fiber (SM) for Your Home

Families that need the power and stability of ultra-fast, max-bandwidth internet — and who doesn't? — are turning to 1 GIG Internet with AT&T Fiber.


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The major entertainment and business trends of 2020 all have something in common. From the explosion of streaming services to the growth of online gaming to the massive spike in global video conferencing, each of these uses benefits from high-speed and high-bandwidth internet.

Both of those elements are crucial. If speed represents the fastest theoretical connection, bandwidth represents the number of devices that can share that speed at the same time without compromising service. 1 GIG Internet with AT&T Fiber delivers a 1,000 Mbps connection† at a remarkably affordable price, empowering households to take advantage of increasingly popular activities:

† Speeds vary. Download max, typically 940Mbps. Not guaranteed.1

1. Video Conferencing

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Video conferencing is one area that's seen a dramatic uptick since the Covid-19 crisis hit. The Zoom platform, for example, hit 300 million daily participants in April and saw weekend use jump nearly 2,000 percent. When video conferences take the place of face-to-face work meetings, school classes, and socializing, home users need speed and bandwidth to ensure that audio and video work smoothly and reliably.



2. Upload Speed

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Kids may be uploading HD videos to their social handles while parents are uploading large files for work, and when home becomes the new office, company data has to be backed up to the cloud multiple times a day. With fiber optic-based 1 GIG Internet, files upload up to 20 times faster than they would on a cable connection.2



3. Streaming Entertainment

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It should come as no surprise that streaming entertainment is growing by record numbers, with millions of new subscribers flocking to popular services. Internet providers are seeing more than 20 percent increases in bandwidth usage across their networks, and streaming services are "the most bandwidth-intensive applications on the internet," according to CNET. When families want to enjoy ultra-HD video (and especially when different family members want to enjoy different videos at the same time), high speed and bandwidth are critical.



4. Online Gaming

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Online gaming also attracted millions of new players and contributed to massive spikes in internet traffic in the spring of 2020, according to CNET. As games grow more immersive and lifelike, and as virtual-reality entertainment inches closer to the mainstream, the speed and bandwidth of a home internet connection spell the difference between a laggy, unsatisfying experience and gaming nirvana.3



5. Augmented Reality

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Augmented reality is one more important technology that benefits from high-speed and high-bandwidth internet. Whether it's projecting exotic wildlife into the family room or getting real-time technical overlays for at-home repairs and DIY projects, AR helps users combine the physical and virtual worlds and enjoy the best of both.

Today's households need high speed and high bandwidth to power their work and play, and 1 GIG Internet with AT&T Fiber delivers. To learn more about AT&T Fiber, visit att.com/getfiber.

[DISCLAIMERS]
1. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds and based on wired connection to gateway. Actual customer speeds may vary based on a number of factors and are not guaranteed.  Download speeds are typically up to 940Mbps due to overhead capacity reserved to deliver the data.  For more information, go to www.att.com/speed101.

2. Comparison of Internet 1000 wired upload connection speed to major cable providers: Xfinity, Spectrum & COX 1Gig cable service with uploads of 35 Mbps.  For more information, go to www.att.com/speed101.

3. Other factors besides network latency may impact game lag; individual results will vary.