DALLAS — AT&T Fiber is bringing its gigabit Internet connection to the East Bay area of California, including in parts of Fremont, Newark, Oakland and surrounding areas. The company plans to expand access to ultra-fast internet speeds in parts of Hayward, San Leandro and Union City in the future.

“Ultra-fast internet powered by AT&T Fiber will be a great addition to the Oakland community and represents a significant opportunity for our residents and businesses to be connected to the information, programming and content necessary to thrive in the 21st century,” said Barbara Leslie, president and CEO of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce. “High-speed internet allows for students to do their homework more efficiently, job seekers to connect to opportunities more effectively and all of us to enjoy our entertainment more easily.”

New metro areas targeted for AT&T Fiber include:

  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Macon, Georgia
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Monterey-Salinas, California
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • South Bend, Indiana
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Western Michigan

AT&T Fiber markets a 1 gigabit connection to more than 4.6 million locations nationwide. In 2017, it plans to have added 2 million locations, with plans to reach at least 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.