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Learn about the different internet plans and speeds that AT&T offers.
Cord cutting is a simple concept: it just means getting rid of cable. But the reason that we have a whole website dedicated to the idea is that getting rid of content isn't the point of cord cutting — saving money is! The key to enjoying the cord cutting lifestyle is to get all of your content back, and that generally means opting for streaming services. And, since streaming services require speedy internet service, Cordcutting.com would not be complete without a discussion of the major internet service providers (or “ISPs”). On this page, we're breaking down everything you need to know about AT&T Internet (formerly AT&T U-verse), including AT&T U-verse internet speeds, how much AT&T U-verse costs, and more.
For your ISP to serve you well as a cord cutter, you'll need to invest in internet speeds that make live and on-demand streaming a breeze. So what does that mean for those who are considering an AT&T U-verse deal?
Here are the major deals that AT&T U-verse offers. For specific details, including availability information that's relevant to your area, click the links and head over to the AT&T U-verse website.
Those are just the options for AT&T's high-speed fiber networks, and those may not be available in all regions. Fear not, though: there are lots of other internet plans to choose from. The rest of AT&T's internet plans are named after their speeds, so there's not much to explain here:
If you're not feeling real familiar with that those internet speeds mean, then you'll want to head over to our post on understanding internet speeds and brush up on internet speeds and streaming internet requirements.
Keep in mind that these different offers have different data allowances. You'll be capped at 1 TB of data with the Internet 100 and Internet 300 packages. Internet 1000 offers unlimited data. A terabyte is a lot of data, but you should keep the limits in mind, as exceeding them will cost you extra cash.
Also worth noting is the fact that AT&T U-verse's fastest internet speeds may not be available in all areas — which brings us to our next section.
Is AT&T U-verse an option in your area? That all depends. Like other ISPs, AT&T U-verse is available in some regions of the United States, but not others. The map below shows the basics: as of this writing, AT&T offers internet service in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Things are a bit more complicated than that, though. AT&T U-verse service varies a bit within each state, and the highest speeds of AT&T Internet available through AT&T U-verse are available in some areas, but not others.
To see what you have available to you from AT&T U-verse, head to the AT&T Internet (previously AT&T U-Verse) website.
Cord cutting is all about saving money, so it's time for a very important question: how much does AT&T U-verse internet cost?
AT&T U-verse is the brand that AT&T uses for its “triple-play” style offerings, which include telephone service and (shudder) cable. For our purposes here, we'll focus for the moment on internet-only service. Keep in mind that specific prices and specific deals may or may not be available in different regions. With all that said, here are your internet options!
Internet service isn't cheap, but there are ways for cord cutters to save big. Here are a few of the latest deals on AT&T U-verse internet options!
And, while we're big fans of cord cutting here at Cordcutting.com, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that U-verse subscribers can save by combining their phone and TV service into the deal.
When you sign up for AT&T U-verse internet, you'll be signing a contract. What does that contract mean?
AT&T U-verse's standard deal is a 12-month agreement. That one-year deal is the one that you'll have to sign if you want those sweet, sweet promotional prices, and it's going to lock you in with penalties that take effect if you cancel early. The early termination fee is $180 with AT&T U-verse, though it's pro-rated, meaning you'll pay less the closer to the end of the agreement that you are.
AT&T U-verse contracts also lay out other pricing details. You'll be charged for going over data limits, for instance, and there are some basic fees for installation (those fees vary, but can be as high as $99).
So you want to cancel AT&T U-verse. What will happen?
Sometimes, nothing too terrible. In fact, if the initial agreement has expired, parting ways with AT&T U-verse is pretty painless. Just make sure to chat with customer service and return any and all equipment, as you would with any ISP cancellation. You'll have to waste some time on the phone, but you'll get out.
If your contractual agreement is not up yet, however, you should expect cancellation fees in the form of AT&T U-verse's early termination penalty. That penalty can be as high as $180, but the fee is pro-rated: as time goes by, the amount you'll actually have to pay will be reduced.
In other words, you'll pay more the earlier you cancel, and you won't pay anything at all if you cancel later than 12 months into your time with AT&T U-verse. Once that initial agreement is over, there is no penalty for canceling service.
AT&T U-verse is the brand that AT&T uses for its “triple-play” services — internet, phone, and TV. Until recently, standalone internet services were also branded with the “U-verse” name, which is why we've used it here on this page. For more on AT&T U-verse, AT&T Internet, and all of your other AT&T options, check out the AT&T U-verse website and our own coverage, including our AT&T Internet review. For more on ISPs, check out our coverage of AT&T U-verse's competitors, including Comcast and CenturyLink.