While 3 million locations is a substantial buildout, there are tens of millions of homes without fiber in AT&T’s 21-state wireline service area. There were 52.97 million households in AT&T’s home-Internet service area and 14.93 million of them had fiber-to-the-home access, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union told Ars in October 2020 when AT&T announced the discontinuation of legacy DSL services over copper phone lines.

Every house, every adult, every child, everyone has a right to high speed Internet access. In the same way you expect power and clean drinking water to be affordable and readily available, the same for fast internet access on a multitude of devices anywhere.

A good start, but only the beginning Accessible Affordable Internet for All Act