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Astound vs. AT&T Internet Air


Astound’s top internet speed is up to 14x^^ faster than AT&T Internet Air.

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Supersonic speeds

Get better performance when connecting multiple devices with Astound versus AT&T Internet Air

Astound enables multiple users on many devices to watch, play or stream at the same time—all with an ultra-reliable and speedy connection at a great price. AT&T Internet Air provides 5G home internet, also referred to as Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), which is more expensive and can slow down and even decline in quality when cell towers have a lot of users connected.

Key factors to be aware of when evaluating internet solutions for your home:

Factor

Astound
ISP solution:

AT&T Internet Air
5G home internet:

Top download speed Gig+ 140 Mbps***
Median upload speed
Median upload speed delivered by network across all customers
20-50 Mbps. Gig+ speeds available in certain areas. 5-25 Mbps***
Delivering the best performance during prime internet hours Astound's deep fiber-powered‡ internet delivers fast speeds throughout the day AT&T may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy.***
Video and streaming quality ^One of the best cable broadband networks nationwide for video streaming^ Wireless networks can be impacted by your distance from the cell tower serving the wireless network, the capacity and technology of the antennas on the cell tower and on the receiver you’re using, and the number of users connected to the same cell tower.***
Getting installed
How painful will this be for me?
Full service installation by a certified professional, with convenient service appointments and an on-time guarantee. Self-install is available in certain areas. Self-install only
Factor

Top download speed
Astound
ISP solution:

Gig+
AT&T Internet Air
5G home internet:

140 Mbps***
Factor

Median upload speed
Median upload speed delivered by network across all customers
Astound
ISP solution:

20-50 Mbps. Gig+ speeds available in certain areas.
AT&T Internet Air
5G home internet:

5-25 Mbps***
Factor

Delivering the best performance during prime internet hours
Astound
ISP solution:

Astound's deep fiber-powered‡ internet delivers fast speeds throughout the day
AT&T Internet Air
5G home internet:

AT&T may temporarily slow data speeds if the network is busy.***
Factor

Video and streaming quality
Astound
ISP solution:

^One of the best cable broadband networks nationwide for video streaming^
AT&T Internet Air
5G home internet:

Wireless networks can be impacted by your distance from the cell tower serving the wireless network, the capacity and technology of the antennas on the cell tower and on the receiver you’re using, and the number of users connected to the same cell tower.***
Factor

Getting installed
How painful will this be for me?
Astound
ISP solution:

Full service installation by a certified professional, with convenient service appointments and an on-time guarantee. Self-install is available in certain areas.
AT&T Internet Air
5G home internet:

Self-install only

^ Source: Claims from Opensignal analysis and Astound analysis of Opensignal data, including — USA: fixed Broadband Experience Report May 2023, based on independent analysis of measurements recorded during the period October 1, 2022 — March 29, 2023 © Opensignal Limited.

***Source: Pulled from AT&T Internet Air’s plan page, FAQs and Support Page on 1/29/2024.

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Readers Choice - 9 Years in a row
PCMag Best Gaming ISP 2023

Ranked among the best for overall satisfaction

Astound Broadband beat AT&T wireless Internet in 10 categories in the 2023 PC Mag Readers’ Choice Awards.**

Category Astound Broadband AT&T Wireless *Average
Overall satisfaction 7.8 ⮝ 7.1 7.4
Setup 8.8 ⮝ N/A 8.4
Value 7.6 ⮝ 6.5 7.0
Reliability of connection 7.9 ⮝ 7.2 7.7
Speed of connection 8.1 ⮝ 7.3 7.7
Ease of use 8.6 ⮝ 8.1 8.3
Tech support 7.8 ⮝ 7.1 7.2
Customer service 7.1 ⮝ 7.0 7.9
Repairs 7.6 ⮝ 7.0 7.1
Likelihood to recommend 7.7 ⮝ 6.8 7.2
Category
Overall satisfaction
Astound Broadband
7.8 ⮝
AT&T Wireless
7.1
*Average
7.4
Category
Setup
Astound Broadband
8.8 ⮝
AT&T Wireless
N/A
*Average
8.4
Category
Value
Astound Broadband
7.6 ⮝
AT&T Wireless
6.5
*Average
7.0
Category
Reliability of connection
Astound Broadband
7.9 ⮝
AT&T Wireless
7.2
*Average
7.7
Category
Speed of connection
Astound Broadband
8.1 ⮝
AT&T Wireless
7.3
*Average
7.7
Category
Ease of use
Astound Broadband
8.6 ⮝
AT&T Wireless
8.1
*Average
8.3
Category
Tech support
Astound Broadband
7.8 ⮝
AT&T Wireless
7.1
*Average
7.2
Category
Customer service
Astound Broadband
7.1 ⮝
AT&T Wireless
7.0
*Average
7.9
Category
Repairs
Astound Broadband
7.6 ⮝
AT&T Wireless
7.0
*Average
7.1
Category
Likelihood to recommend
Astound Broadband
7.7 ⮝
AT&T Wireless
6.8
*Average
7.2

* Average is based on all respondents to 2023 PCmag Readers’ choice award.
** A trademark of Ziff Davis, LLC. Used under license. Reprinted with permission. Where available.
© 2023 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Astound vs. AT&T Internet Air plans & pricing

With Astound’s deep fiber-powered‡ home internet, you’ll get a reliable connection that’s affordable with the ability to choose the speed tier that works for you. With 5G home internet, you’ll pay more for a speed than can vary depending on network congestion and time of day. Learn more about the differences between Astound and AT&T Internet Air to make the decision that’s right for you:

Feature
Astound
ISP solution:

AT&T Internet Air
5G home internet:


Speeds

300 Mbps download speeds starting at $20/mo.


40-140 Mbps download speeds
starting at $55/mo.***

Savings when bundling mobile phone

See how much you can save.


$20 per month savings.***

eero Whole Home WiFi

Includes the option for eero Whole Home WiFi covering all areas of your home.

Single hub included. WiFi extenders available for $10/month.***

Equipment

Supplied by Astound
or you can bring your own modem.


Required to use their Air Hub product.***
Feature

Speeds
Astound
ISP solution:


300 Mbps download speeds starting at $20/mo.

AT&T Internet Air
5G home internet:


40-140 Mbps download speeds
starting at $55/mo.***
Feature

Savings when bundling mobile phone
Astound
ISP solution:


See how much you can save.

AT&T Internet Air
5G home internet:


$20 per month savings.***
Feature

eero Whole Home WiFi
Astound
ISP solution:


Includes the option for eero Whole Home WiFi covering all areas of your home.

AT&T Internet Air
5G home internet:

Single hub included. WiFi extenders available for $10/month.***
Feature

Equipment
Astound
ISP solution:


Supplied by Astound
or you can bring your own modem.

AT&T Internet Air
5G home internet:


Required to use their Air Hub product.***

***Source: AT&T Internet Air site 2/9/2024.

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Disclaimers

*Internet speeds may vary & are not guaranteed. Certain equipment may be required to reach advertised speeds. DOCSIS 3.1 modem with 2.5GE physical LAN port is required for 1 Gigabit speeds and higher. See astound.com/yourspeed for why speeds may vary. To view Astound’s FCC Network Management Disclosure see astound.com/policies-disclaimers. Modem required for Internet service. No contract required. Subject to availability. We substantiate that the cable modem equipment provided, and the configuration of such cable modem, meets the broadband speeds advertised when attached to a wired connection based on SamKnows testing procedures.

Not all services, speeds, packages, equipment, channels, tiers, pricing, streaming services, product offerings and product features are available in all areas. Offers valid only for new residential customers or previous customers with account in good standing who have not had our service within the last 60 days. All names, logos, images and service marks are property of their respective owners. Other restrictions may apply.

A trademark of Ziff Davis, LLC. Used under license. Reprinted with permission. Where available. © 2023 Ziff Davis, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Speed depends on many factors, including location. Typical download speeds for 5G home internet range between 72 – 245 Mbps and 50 – 300 Mbps, as published on 5G home internet providers’ websites.

‡Astound Internet is powered by fiber and connected to the premises via coaxial connection.

^^Astound’s highest speed of 2000 Mbps divided by AT&T Internet Air’s highest speed of 140 Mbps per AT&T Internet Air’s plan page and FAQs on 1/29/24.