AT&T expands 5G home internet service

Robin Layton

Aug 22, 2023 — 2 min read

‘Internet Air’ debuts in 16 areas across the US.

AT&T internet air debuts

AT&T announced its new fixed wireless home internet service this week, delivered over the AT&T 5G wireless network. AT&T Internet Air is the internet service provider’s version of the highly-successful T-Mobile 5G Home Internet and Verizon 5G Home Internet plans. 

AT&T’s President of Broadband and Connectivity Initiatives Erin Scarborough shared, “We’ve already rolled out AT&T Internet Air to existing copper-based customers with great success. As we begin to scale, we are hyper-focused on selecting locations with enough wireless coverage and capacity to deliver not only a great in-home experience but also maintain a top-notch wireless service for our existing mobile users.”

Internet Air features no price increase at 12 months, no overage fees and no annual contract. The set-up is also free, with a plug-and-play structure. 

AT&T Internet Air will cost users $55/mo., plus taxes. If you add an eligible AT&T wireless (mobile) plan within the first 30 days, you can get the new plan for $35/mo.

The regular price of $55/mo. is higher than T-Mobile’s set price of $50/mo. And Verizon’s starting price of $25/mo. 

AT&T does note that 5G coverage is not available everywhere, so similarly to Verizon,  LTE coverage may be used depending on signal availability at your address.

What is 5G home internet?

A relatively new way to connect to the internet, 5G home internet is a fixed-wireless provider, which means it uses cellphone towers to retrieve a signal to bring internet connectivity in your home.

Until recently, Verizon, Starry and T-Mobile are the three main providers offering 5G internet nationwide.

5G is a solid choice for internet if you are close to a tower. Speeds are typically between 100 and 300 Mbps, but can reach higher if your connection to the nearest tower is strong. Fiber and cable can provide faster speeds, but the cost is usually much higher than 5G home internet, running from $59 to $300/mo., for 300 Mbps to multi-gig speeds.

There is generally very low latency and most providers have one set price, with no hidden fees. One thing to note is that 5G service can slow down at peak times.

A perk to 5G service is combining it with mobile service if the company offers it.

How to get AT&T Internet Air

You can check your address with AT&T to see if you are eligible for the new service. 

If their 5G home internet service is reaching your home yet, AT&T offers fiber internet plans from 300 Mbps to 5 Gigs in speed.

Check with AT&T

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Robin Layton

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Robin Layton

Editor, Broadband Content

Robin Layton is an editor for the broadband marketplace Allconnect. She built her internet industry expertise writing and editing for four years on the site, as well as on Allconnect’s sister site … Read more