AT&T Moving GigaPower fiber to Dallas and suburbs
AT&T continues to expand its U-verse GigaPower in and around its corporate hometown of Dallas and many surrounding communities. GigaPower is AT&T’s name for fiber-to-the-home with a capacity to deliver 1 Gbps download.
This summer, according to AT&T, the “GigaPower network deployment will launch in Highland Park and University Park with speed capability of up to 1 Gbps.”
Not all the targeted areas will immediately receive full 1 Gbps, however. Said AT&T:
“Other parts of Dallas and surrounding cities will launch this summer at up to 100 Mbps, and customers will be eligible to upgrade to speeds of up to 1 Gbps by the end of 2014. Surrounding cities launching at up to 100 Mbps will include Allen, Fairview, Irving, and McKinney.”
The company is sweetening its consumer offering. According to telecompetitor, The GigaPower network will enable viewers to watch and record five simultaneous HD streams and will provide subscribers with a DVR with a one terabyte hard drive.
AT&T also plans further expansion of GigaPower pending its proposed merger with DIRECTV. If that deal is completed, AT&T will offer GigaPower to an additional 2 million customer, over and above what the AT&T has announced previously.
U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower(SM) to Launch in Dallas (AT&T news release, Jul. 24, 2014)
Dallas/Fort Worth GigaPower Expansion Outlined by AT&T (telecompetitor, Jul.25, 2014)
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