One of the similarities that AT&T and Spectrum share is their gigabit download speeds. Fiber-optic Internet, considered the “gold standard” of wired broadband, bumps up download speeds typically measured in megabits to gigabits per second. That said, cable has proven that it can do the same, and Spectrum is a prime example.
AT&T Fiber can reach up to 5 Gbps, while Spectrum goes up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary). These download speeds allow you to stream in 4K and play online games simultaneously with minimal lag on multiple devices. Spectrum only provides cable Internet service to residential customers, whereas AT&T Internet has IPBB and fixed wireless plans as alternatives to fiber. These options are better suited for those who don’t care for fast speeds and don’t have power Internet users in their households.