AT&T Plans 1Gbps Push into 21 Additional Metropolitan Areas

Paul Lilly

Faster Internet service could be coming to your city in the near future

Forget about data caps, service fees, and other buzz kills of the broadband era. In regards to the high-speed infrastructure that can deliver blistering fast downloads, AT&T on Monday announced a major initiative to expand its fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas. This fiber network is the tunnel through which AT&T's U-verse with GigaPower service travels through.

For couch potatoes, that means access to AT&T's advanced TV services, and for Internet users, we're talking up to 1Gbps service. At that speed, you could download 25 songs in a single second, a TV show in 3 seconds, and a high-definition movie in as little as 36 seconds, assuming perfect conditions.

"We’re delivering advanced services that offer consumers and small businesses the ability to do more, faster, help communities create a new wave of innovation, and encourage economic development," said Lori Lee , senior executive vice president, AT&T Home Solutions. "We’re interested in working with communities that appreciate the value of the most advanced technologies and are willing to encourage investment by offering solid investment cases and policies."

The 21 lucky metropolitan candidates include Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Oakland, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Louis, San Francisco, and San Jose.

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