AT&t and Comcast have finally agreed to bring ethernet ports to their home network, but only on the most basic devices.
The companies are launching a new $30 cable adapter to support ethernet-only home networks, but AT&ts will only support devices that support ethernodes, which can include hubs and routers.
The company also plans to include its own ethernet adapter in the network to help ease network migration issues.
AT&s announcement comes as the cable and Internet provider faces a lawsuit over its network management practices.
Comcast has a similar plan in place.
AT &t and its competitors are taking the first steps toward bringing ethernets to homes, but the tech giants are also competing for customers.
AT and Comcast both offer ethernet access to most of the devices on their networks, and both offer routers, firewalls, and other networking services.
AT’s plan is to offer ethernode-only Ethernet adapters to the devices that it supports and to enable customers to connect with existing network adapters that are already on the network.
Comcast is also trying to bring Ethernet to homes in the United States, but it has struggled with the implementation of a new technology that lets it deliver speeds at lower costs.
AT has also made progress on bringing Ethernet to new devices.
AT is offering its own Ethernet adapter that will be compatible with ethernodes, and it has launched a $60 ethernet splitter that supports the most common ethernet adapters.
The new adapter will be available in October.
AT announced last month that it had launched its first-ever ethernet router.
The AT&n router supports ethernoderged devices like routers, switches, switches and routers from Cisco, Juniper, and Logitech.
AT says the new router will be a “comparatively simple” device.
AT said that the new adapter is also compatible with existing AT network adapters and “can be configured to support up to six connected devices at once.”
AT says that it will support Ethernet adapters from the AT&N brand and its own brands, such as the Cisco Netgear Ethernet Plus, Cisco Netware Ethernet Plus and Netgear E-Link.
AT isn’t saying when the ethernet converters will be released or how much it will cost.
AT won’t say how many devices it plans to support with the new ethernet controllers.
AT hopes to be able to deliver ethernet speeds of 100Mbps or more in its new Ethernet converters, AT&c said.
AT will also offer a $35 router with ethernet connections that will support more than 60 devices.