The American Conservatives has learned that AT&, AT&T’s largest U.S. cable company, is pulling the service from its FiOS fiber optic service in favor of fiber optic services that offer faster speeds and higher data speeds.
The company is not releasing any details about the reasons behind its decision.
The move is a signal of the changing consumer attitudes towards broadband services, which have become more affordable and available, but at a much higher price point than in years past.
A study by the Pew Research Center last year found that more than half of Americans would not pay $100 per month for a broadband service.
The Pew study also found that consumers were not comfortable with the speeds that AT & T offered, and that many were reluctant to spend that money on broadband services.
AT&&T declined to comment for this article.
According to AT& & ;T’s Chief Operating Officer Jim Cicconi, the decision to exit FiOS was driven by consumer concerns.
AT >T, he said, was not going to continue to compete with the cable companies.
“We made that choice to invest in faster fiber to the home, and our fiber network is now faster than any other network in the country,” Cicconi told the American Conservatives.
“In the last few years, consumers have had a lot of choice about where they want to spend their money and what they want out of their service.
That is why we want to expand the choices available to consumers.”
A number of companies, including Comcast, have announced plans to build fiber optic networks in the United States.
AT’s decision to pull the service is the latest in a series of moves by cable companies to cut their cord in favor for fiber.
In March, AT <amp;TC announced that it would stop offering Internet access for some customers, leaving the option of satellite and other technologies for many.
In April, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks also announced plans for fiber to provide service to customers in some areas.
AT customers have long been unhappy with the speed of Internet and wireless services.
According the Pew report, the median speed of U.,S.
Internet service was 2.3 megabits per second (Mbps) in 2016.
But in recent years, that has dropped to just under 2Mbps, and the average download speed has decreased to nearly 0.3Mbps.
According To Pew, a majority of American households with children do not have broadband service at home.
In recent years many Americans have seen their bills skyrocket as they continue to pay more for their cable and telephone services.
In 2015, AT customers paid $6.8 billion for their broadband service, according to the Pew study.
AT is one of a number of cable companies that have made the move to the fiber optic internet in recent months, hoping to boost their revenue.
AT executives say they are making the move in part to help lower their operating costs, which can be as much as 40 percent to 50 percent of revenue.
But the move has also prompted complaints from some cable customers.
The American Cable Association (ACA) wrote a letter to AT and DirecTV earlier this year, expressing concern that the move will lead to higher prices for consumers.
AT has argued that it is offering customers the fastest speeds on the market and it will provide a competitive price for customers.
AT CEO Brian Roberts has said that the company’s plan to bring fiber to homes will not impact customers who use their phones for other services like messaging and video calling.
AT says that it will still offer customers access to AT’s video streaming service, which will remain on FiOS.
AT will still provide AT>TC’s FiOS service to more than a million homes, AT CEO Bob Quinn said at the company announcement in April.
The decision will likely be appealed.
AT claims that the switch to fiber is not a cost saving measure and that it’s more cost effective to offer services over copper wire.
The cost of moving to fiber optic is not being shared between AT<gt;C and Comcast, which owns NBC Universal, AT said in a statement.
“As part of this transition, Comcast will offer its own FiOS network to more consumers, and will continue to provide the best Internet speeds and services to customers, in addition to AT’S service,” AT said.
AT and Comcast are the only cable companies in the U. S. that offer fiber services to their customers, according the NCTA.