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About AT&T internet

AT&T is one of the largest internet providers in the U.S. with service available in 36 states, covering much of the South, Midwest and the West Coast. Around 30% of households serviceable for AT&T internet will have access to fiber-optic service, while others will have DSL or fixed wireless options, especially those in rural areas.

You’ll find that AT&T internet has a lot to offer in terms of speed, value and other perks, but their service may not be for everyone. Read our breakdown of AT&T internet below to determine if the service is right for your home.

What we like

  • Fast speeds for the price – AT&T’s gigabit plan is easily one of the best cost per Mbps plans out there
  • Reliable speeds – AT&T’s 100% fiber network gives you speed consistency and 99% reliability, even during peak usage times1
  • High customer satisfaction – American Customer Satisfaction Index gave AT&T a 2020 score of 68/100, topping nearly every other provider on the list

Things to consider

  • Limited plan options – AT&T doesn’t give you many choices, essentially offering just one plan/price that comes with the fastest speeds available at your address
  • Monthly equipment fee is unavoidable – It’s only $10/mo., which is lower than most, but you won’t be able to avoid that fee by using your own equipment

AT&T internet prices and plans

AT&T offers six different internet plans, but what speeds you are actually eligible for depends on your location.

Same price, different speeds. What’s the deal?

If the package prices listed above all look the same, it’s (probably) not because we made a mistake entering it in the table. It’s because that’s how AT&T plans and pricing works, and it’s actually somewhat refreshing in its simplicity.

When you sign up for AT&T internet, you’ll pay introductory pricing of $49.99/mo. plus taxes and fees for the fastest speeds available at your address. After one year, pricing will increase to the standard rate (currently $59.99/mo. for up to 100 Mbps, $69.99/mo. for Fiber 1000). You won’t have to mull over multiple plans while weighing the pros and cons of faster-yet-more-expensive plans vs. slower-yet-cheaper plans. Pay one price, get the fastest speeds available. 

So can I just order the Fiber 1000 plan?

In many areas, yes. But that plan isn’t available everywhere. In locations served by AT&T’s DSL network, you’ll get speeds of up to 100 Mbps. The speeds you get ultimately depend on how far you are from a local service hub, so they can vary by address, anywhere from 5 Mbps to the max 100 Mbps. 

If AT&T Fiber is available in your area, you may have the option of AT&T Fiber 100 or AT&T Fiber 1000 for the same introductory price. The difference between the two is that the 100 Mbps plan increases to $59.99/mo. after the first year whereas the 1,000 Mbps plan increases to $69.99/mo. Selecting the 100 Mbps plan can save you $10/mo., but we think the speed boost you get with AT&T Fiber 1000 is well worth the cost.

Equipment fees come with all plans, data caps do not

Low, but basically inescapable, equipment fees

Like plan pricing, the cost for your equipment is the same across all plans: $10/mo. This fee is a few bucks lower per month than other major internet providers, but unlike many, AT&T does not give you the option to use your own equipment to skirt that monthly fee. 

That said, you’ll probably find the AT&T Wi-Fi Gateway router to be worth the added fee. In addition to whole-home Wi-Fi functionality, the AT&T Wi-Fi Gateway router makes it easy to manage connected devices and set parental controls via the AT&T Smart Home app.

1 TB/mo. is a lot of data. Unlimited is even more

AT&T plans 5-100 Mbps come with a monthly data allowance of 1 TB/mo. Going over that limit could add a fee up to $50 to your bill, but the good news is the average household won’t come close to using that much data. If you have multiple people in your house binge-watching shows in HD and 4K all month long, however, you may want to keep an eye on your usage.

There are no data caps with the AT&T Fiber 1000 plan, and AT&T internet customers who bundle with a qualifying TV service can also take advantage of unlimited data. If you don’t fall into either of those categories but still want unlimited data, you can add it to your plan for an additional $30/mo.

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What else do you get with AT&T internet?

Value goes beyond monthly price and speeds. With AT&T, you’ll get some extra perks such as Wi-Fi hotspot access and online security you may not find with other providers.

How does AT&T internet service compare?

In most areas serviceable for AT&T internet, a cable provider may also be available. You may also have access to competing DSL or fiber-optic internet providers. Take a look at how AT&T compares to other internet service providers below:

AT&T Armstrong
Starting price at
$49.99/mo.* $34.95/mo.*
Internet Speeds
5 Mbps – 1,000 Mbps 12 Mbps – 500 Mbps
Data cap
1 TB/mo, unlimited with AT&T 1000 and qualifying bundles 200 GB – 2 TB
One year No contract agreement
Starting price at
Internet Speeds
5 Mbps – 1,000 Mbps
12 Mbps – 500 Mbps
Data cap
1 TB/mo, unlimited with AT&T 1000 and qualifying bundles
200 GB – 2 TB
One year
No contract agreement

If you’d like more in-depth comparisons of AT&T vs. other providers, click any of the links below.

Industry-leading customer satisfaction ratings

Ranked above most internet providers – ACSI 2020

The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) gives the largest internet providers annual customer satisfaction scores based on feedback from actual customers. In 2020, AT&T received a 68/100, which ranks higher than all major cable internet providers, including Xfinity (66/100), Spectrum (63/100) and Cox (61/100). The only provider to score above AT&T was Verizon with a 73/100.

Best overall satisfaction in South region – J.D. Power Awards/ratings

J.D. Power also performs annual customer satisfaction for the largest internet providers. In 2019, J.D. Power rated AT&T number one in overall satisfaction in the South region. Contributing to AT&T’s high satisfaction score were high marks for Performance and Reliability, Cost of Service and Customer Service.

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AT&T internet FAQs

How much is AT&T internet by itself?

All standalone internet plans start at $49.99/mo. for AT&T DSL and fiber-optic service.* If your address is only serviceable for DSL, your plan will come with the fastest speeds available, up to 100 Mbps. Those in areas serviceable for AT&T Fiber may have the option of AT&T Fiber 100 or AT&T Fiber 1000 for the same introductory price, but the Fiber 1000 plan has a higher price increase after one year.

Does AT&T provide a wireless router?

Yes. The AT&T Gateway router comes with AT&T internet plans for an added $10/mo. equipment rental fee. 

Your AT&T modem/wireless router device comes with malware protection and 24/7 technical support.

Does AT&T have fixed wireless internet?

AT&T does offer fixed wireless internet, but the service is less available than their DSL or fiber-optic networks, covering only 5% of their serviceable areas. Primary service areas for AT&T fixed wireless include rural areas in the Midwest.

How can I see who is using my AT&T Wi-Fi?

The Smart Home Manager app, available for free on Android and iOS devices, gives you full control over your Wi-Fi connection. Download the app and log in with your AT&T credentials to view devices connected to your AT&T Wi-Fi, block devices and set parental controls.

Is AT&T internet unlimited?

Most AT&T internet plans come with a 1 TB/mo. data cap, which is more than enough for the average household. If you’re interested in unlimited data, you can add it to your plan starting at $30/mo., or choose the AT&T Fiber 1000 plan or qualifying AT&T internet and TV bundles, both of which come with unlimited data. Additionally, AT&T has pledged to extend unlimited data to all AT&T internet customers during the COVID-19 crisis.

How can I get a discount on AT&T internet?

Anyone can save $10/mo. on AT&T internet by bundling with a qualifying TV service, such as AT&T TV and DIRECTV. Senior citizens, military members and low-income households may also qualify for a discount on AT&T services. Call to learn more about available discounts and special AT&T internet offers in your area.

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