By Edward Cardenas

SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – AT&T has announced that is now offering faster Internet download speeds to customers in Metro Detroit.

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The “High Speed Internet 75” option which provides download speeds up to 75 Mbps is now available in Detroit, and its suburbs, the company stated.

Previously, the faster option was available in Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint and Saginaw.

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“Customers tell us they need faster ways to live, work and play, so we rolled up our sleeves – and delivered,” Bob Bickerstaff, VP, Voice and Data Products for AT&T, wrote in a blog post. “Over the last three months we’ve launched the new high-speed 75 megabit per second option in parts of nearly 90 cities across more than 60 markets.”

AT&T officials state that with the faster speeds, customers can save a 5-minute song from the Internet in about half a second, download an hour-long TV show in 35 seconds and download a movie in 2 minutes.

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Introductory prices start at $39.95 a month when bundled with U-verse TV and/or U-verse Voice services.