Internet speed race heats up with AT&T announcement

ATT-StoreThe race to bring faster Internet speed to Atlanta heated up today as AT&T announced it would bring GigaPower to the city. The AT&T GigaPower network will feature speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. AT&T home and small business customers in Atlanta and surrounding cities in the metropolitan region, including Decatur and Sandy Springs, can sign up for the service today.

AT&T’s announcement comes on the heels of Google announcing it will bring ultra high speed Internet to the metro area, while Comcast is also planning to upgrade its network.

The cost of AT&T GigaPower isn’t cheap: $120 per month for standalone service. U-Verse customers will have options to bundle and will also get faster Wi-Fi.

“We’re excited to launch in these cities as the first locations where we will offer ultra-high speeds to local consumers and employers in the area,” said Beth Shiroishi, president of AT&T Georgia. “The AT&T GigaPower network will help encourage economic development in the area by facilitating a new wave of innovation through enhanced opportunities for education, health, research and small business growth.”

The success of the first AT&T GigaPower market in Austin led to a major expansion beginning in 2014. AT&T is considering expanding its all-fiber network to up to 100 cities and municipalities across 25 markets.

For more information, or to check availability, visit att.com/gigapower.

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