Gaming Internet Plans: Level up with AT&T

Fast internet for multiple players, low latency, and low ping. AT&T isn’t playing games (that’s your job).

Up to 1 GIG speed†

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Eligible Autopay & Paperless Bill req’d. *Price after $10/mo discount with eligible Autopay & Paperless bill (w/in 2 bills). Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. One time install chrg may apply. Limited availability in select areas.

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*Precio después del descuento de $5/mes por pago automático y factura electrónica (después de 2 facturas). Se aplica el cargo mensual de recuperación de costos del estado en TX, OH, NV. Se puede aplicar un cargo único por instalación.


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✝︎Speeds based on wired connection. Actual speeds may vary. For more info, go to ^Faster upload speeds and more upload bandwidth capacity based on comparison of AT&T Fiber starting, mid and high-speed tiers vs. comparable Xfinity, Spectrum & Cox tiers. §$10/mo for up to 5 Extenders. Number of extenders determined at the sole discretion of AT&T. **Avail. Internet 300, 500 and Internet 1000; guards against known threats only; Smart Home Manager app required; security features must be enabled; protects devices connected via Wi-Fi or ethernet.

Get ready for faster internet

If you’re a gamer looking for the fastest internet speeds to support multiple users and seamless streaming, you’ll find them with AT&T. Use the chart below to compare upload and download speeds, and determine which plan is right for you.


Internet 1000

Internet 500

Internet 300

Best for

Best for multiple online gamers and devices, MMOs, and MOBAs

Best for multiple gamers and gameplay streaming

Best for Online Gaming

Upload speed

Upload a 4 min. HD video in less than 2.8 seconds

Upload a 4 min. HD video in 3 seconds

Upload a 4 min. HD video in 4 seconds

Download speed

Download a 90-min. HD movie in less than 32 seconds

Download a 90-min. HD movie in less than 90 seconds

Download a 90-min. HD movie in under 2 minutes

Speed/time examples are estimates

Stream smoother than ever with fiber-fast internet

A 100% fiber network means faster speeds, less wait time, and a 99% reliable internet connection2—so you can stream and game at the fastest speeds available. Eliminate buffering and lag time, and get an edge over your opponents when with lower latency and faster ping.

Fiber is especially great for massively multi-player (MMO) and multi-player online battle area (MOBA) games.

2Excludes DSL. Based on network availability

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Frequently asked questions

What internet speed do I need for gaming?

System requirements vary, but as long as your minimum upload speed is at least three Mbps and your download speed is at least three Mbps, you should be able to play most online games.

Even more important is ensuring you have the required bandwidth for your entire household to minimize ping, as those speeds are per person (i.e., if you have three gamers using the same connection, you’ll need a minimum of 3 Mbps upload speeds and 9 Mbps download speeds).

What is latency, and how do I minimize it?

Latency is the amount of time it takes a packet of data to go from transmitter to receiver. Think of it this way: if you and your opponent attack at the same time, the player with the lower latency will have a greater advantage, because their signal will reach the game’s server first.

The easiest way to minimize latency in your connection is to hardwire your connection via an Ethernet port.

Is fiber internet better for gaming?

Fiber-Fast internet generally offers faster upload and download speeds, along with a more reliable connection.

The cost of gaming over a lifetime

Do you know how much you spent on your first video game? For some, that answer is easy, but for others who consider themselves heavy gamers that amount may be long forgotten.

The All Home Connections team conducted research on gamers’ spending habits by surveying 1,000 American gamers to determine how much the average gamer spends on gaming in a lifetime compared to streaming, fitness and travel and to learn which generation spends the most.

How much will each generation spend on gaming in a lifetime?

The life expectancy of the average American is 80 years old. We calculated exactly how much each generation of Americans will spend on gaming assuming they begin paying for their own gaming expenses at 16 years old.

Generational spending chart

Spending vs. investing gaming money by generation up to retirement

The average American retires at age 65. We calculated how much money each generation would make if they invested the amount that they spend gaming each month at a 6% return rate from age 16 to 65.

Generational investing chart

Interesting findings

  • The highest percentage of respondents spend between $1 - $30 on gaming each month (22.30%) followed by $121-150 (18.10%).

    • By comparison, roughly 1 in 4 respondents said they spend only $20 - $35 on health and fitness (including gym memberships) each month. The second highest percentage of respondents (21%) don’t spend any money on health and fitness.

  • The average gamer spends around $76 each month on gaming. That includes internet, in-app purchases, new games, and gaming equipment, amounting to roughly $1,000 a year and over $58,000 over the course of a lifetime.

    • By comparison, recent data shows that the average U.S. household spends $564 per year on streaming service subscriptions – nearly half of what gamers spend on gaming.

  • Millennials spend the most on gaming, with 41.62% of millennial respondents saying they spend between $91 - $150 on gaming each month.

  • Male gamers spend only slightly more than female gamers per month, with 40% of male gamers spending $91 - $150 for an average of $85/month compared to 42% of female gamers spending between $1 - $60 for an average of $69/month

  • Gamers spend 20% more on video games yearly than they do travel.

  • Gamers spend the most on buying new games (19.50% of respondents), and in-app purchases (19% of respondents).