AT&T mobile broadband customers are increasingly using the the AT&T network. AT&T reported that its customers made a record 85.5 million
connections to the Internet in 2009 using AT&T Wi-Fi network,
four times the number of Wi-Fi connections made in 2008.
In the fourth quarter 2009, customers made 35.3 million Wi-Fi connections - up 10 million connections from the third quarter of 2009. Fourth quarter connections also surpassed the number of connections made in the entire first half of 2009.
Smartphones and integrated devices accounted for 72
percent of fourth-quarter connections and 61 percent of the total
connections in 2009.
AT&T offers Wi-Fi for more than 27
million customers - as of third quarter 2009 - with AT&T High Speed
Internet, AT&T U-verse(SM) High Speed Internet, and qualifying
smartphone and 3G LaptopConnect plans. Those customers have convenient
access at AT&T's more than 20,000 U.S. hotspots.
recent AT&T survey found that 43 percent of AT&T Wi-Fi users
said they accessed an AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot four or more times in the
past 30 days