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Press Release -- January 19th, 2021
Source: AT&T

Sizzlin’ Speeds: AT&T Customers Continue to Experience the Nation’s Fastest 5G Network

AT&T 5G Speed Tops the Competition in Q4 2020, Based on the Latest Results from Ookla Speedtest

AT&T Hits a Milestone of 2 Consecutive Years with the Overall Fastest Wireless Network in the Nation

What’s the news? AT&T* 5G network speeds beat the competition in Q4 2020, confirming that AT&T customers continue to enjoy the Nation’s Fastest 5G Wireless Network according to the latest results from Ookla® Speedtest.® 1


And that’s not all – we’ve also hit a milestone of the Overall Fastest Wireless Speeds in the nation for 2 consecutive years2 and the Fastest Wireless Network for iPhone since 2019, according to Ookla. 3

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Why is this important? Wireless connectivity continues to be a vital part to our everyday lives and has proven to be even more so in in our current world when we need connection the most. Fast wireless speeds contribute to our customers having a great wireless experience when connecting to what they love most, and it can help speed up things like downloading your favorite HBO Max movie, game or app on the go. Our customers can also celebrate knowing they are on a faster wireless network than subscribers on other carrier networks.

How did we get here? Our customers deserve the best, so we invested billions of dollars in technology investments for our network, and this win is a result of that. This all starts with our employees’ hard work making enhancements to our network despite the challenges that COVID-19 brought to the country. Last year, our network build team thought outside the box to make sure our 5G build plan was able to continue.

“We continue to lead the competition and deliver the speeds our customers need thanks to the dedicated, hard work by our teams,” said Chris Sambar, EVP-Technology Operations. “I am determined we have the best and most innovative engineers in the business.”

Our nationwide 5G network currently reaches Americans in more than 14,000 cities and towns.4 And we haven’t stopped – we continue to densify our nationwide 5G network while also launching new AT&T 5G+ technologies, currently in 38 cities, for communities across the nation.

Where do the speed results come from? Ookla speed results don’t come from a lab. AT&T’s fastest wireless network wins are based on millions of real-world consumers testing speeds daily across the nation on the Ookla Speedtest application.

1 Fastest 5G network based on AT&T analysis of Ookla Speedtest Intelligence data median 5G download speeds for Q4 2020 Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission. AT&T 5G requires compatible device and plan. Coverage not available everywhere. Visit to learn more.

2 Fastest based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data of average download speeds for Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 2019, and median download speeds for Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 2020. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

3 Fastest based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data median download speeds on Apple Manufactured phones for Q4 2020. Ookla trademarks used under license and reprinted with permission.

4 AT&T 5G requires compatible plan and device. 5G not available everywhere. Go to for details.

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