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AT&T to bring 1Gbps Internet service to 21 new major metro areas

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AT&T announced on Monday that it is taking an initiative to deliver broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, and AT&T?s most advanced TV services, to consumers and businesses.

Aiming to expand its ultra-fast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas, AT&T said, ?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 list of 21 candidate metropolitan areas includes:

  1. Atlanta
  2. Augusta
  3. Charlotte
  4. Chicago
  5. Cleveland
  6. Fort Worth
  7. Fort Lauderdale
  8. Greensboro
  9. Houston
  10. Jacksonville
  11. Kansas City
  12. Los Angeles
  13. Miami,
  14. Nashville
  15. Oakland
  16. Orlando
  17. San Antonio
  18. San Diego
  19. St. Louis
  20. San Francisco
  21. San Jose

On their official website, the company explained how this ultra-fast fiber network works. They said, ?AT&T U-verse uses advanced IP technology and a network that includes fiber-optic technology to go beyond what cable can offer. It transforms the user experience for consumers and business users and is an essential part of AT&T?s commitment to fiber infrastructure.?

Moreover, AT&T said that U-verse with GigaPower is part of AT&T?s Project Velocity IP (VIP) investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wire-line IP broadband networks to support growing customer demand for high-speed Internet access, advanced TV services, and new mobile and cloud services.

“AT&T U-verse with GigaPower will offer Internet broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, or 10X faster than today?s average consumer broadband speeds. It also offers enhanced TV services, including the ability to record more shows simultaneously, playback and watch more HD programs at the same time, and greater DVR storage capacity,” the company said. (Photo courtesy of

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