AT&T has announced it will be offering its fiber-cable superfast broadband internet access service, “AT&T U-verse with GigaPower,” to six more U.S. cities. Currently, the service is available only in Austin, Tex. The service provides consumers and businesses with a “fiber to the premises” connection that enables a wide array of video, interactive and internet access capabilities, including connection to the web at speeds up to 100 times faster than speeds currently available to all but a few U.S. consumers. (AT&T’s use of the brand GigaPower refers to the speed of internet access, 1 gigabit per second, or 1 GBps.)
In April, we reported that AT&T was dangling the promise of the service before cities already under consideration by Google Fiber. The search giant is currently offering Google Fiber in certain parts of Kansas City, Provo and Austin and is currently negotiating with 34 cities regarding its expansion plans.
AT&T says it has over 100 “candidate cities.” (Cox Communications has also announced it has plans to offer Gigabit-speed internet service in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha..
The cities AT&T have confirmed for expansion are:
North Carolina: Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Winston-Salem
Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio