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AT&T plans to more than double the availability of its fiber-optic network, GigaPower, in the new year.
The company announced Monday that this faster connection for Internet, TV and voice services — which already was available in 18 markets nationwide — now is being offered in Los Angeles and in West Palm Beach, Florida, with 36 other metropolitan areas slated to follow.
The announcement does not specify how much the service will cost in the new locations, or exactly when it will reach the next batch of markets.
GigaPower promises “some of the fastest online speeds available anywhere” and the latest Wi-Fi technology, according to the announcement.
For example, over the fiber-optic network connection, a user can download:
- 25 songs in less than one second.
- One TV show in three seconds.
- One HD movie in less than 36 seconds.
AT&T launched GigaPower in Austin, Texas, close to two years ago, which led to a major expansion to other metropolitan areas that started in 2014. Now the company plans to double its fiber availability by the end of 2016.
Brad Bentley, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of AT&T Entertainment Group, explains:
“The faster speeds offered through AT&T GigaPower keep consumers and small businesses connected as they are accessing more content on more devices. This improves a customer’s experience when they are connecting to the cloud, hosting a videoconference, streaming videos and music, playing online games and more.”
The next 38 metro areas that AT&T will be entering, starting with Los Angeles and West Palm Beach this week, are:
- Alabama: Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery
- Arkansas: Fort Smith/northwest Arkansas and Little Rock
- California: Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose
- Florida: Pensacola and West Palm Beach
- Georgia: Augusta
- Indiana: Indianapolis
- Kansas: Wichita
- Kentucky: Louisville
- Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Shreveport-Bossier, Jefferson Parish region and the Northshore
- Mississippi: Jackson
- Missouri: St. Louis
- Michigan: Detroit
- Nevada: Reno
- North Carolina: Asheville
- Ohio: Cleveland and Columbus
- Oklahoma: Oklahoma City and Tulsa
- South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia and Greenville
- Tennessee: Memphis
- Texas: El Paso and Lubbock
- Wisconsin: Milwaukee
For a map of locations where GigaPower is currently available and where it is planned, visit att.com/gigapowermap.
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