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AT&T’s GigaPower service goes live in Dallas/Fort Worth area

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:29pm
Mike Robuck

Following up on its goal of having its GigaPower offering up and running in Dallas this summer, AT&T announced this morning that the service went live in Dallas, Forth Worth and surrounding cities.

In the Dallas area, AT&T is currently offering the 1-Gig service to small businesses and residential subscribers in Highland Park and University Park. Speeds of up to 100 Mbps are available in parts of Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding cities including; Allen, Arlington, Euless, Fairview, Granbury, Irving, McKinney, North Richland Hills, Weatherford and Willow Park. Subscribers in those areas can upgrade to 1 Gbps by the end of this year.

"We're proud to introduce U-verse with AT&T GigaPower in the Dallas-Fort Worth area today," said Hardmon Williams III, AT&T's vice president and general manager for North Texas. "DFW residents and small businesses will be thrilled with the speeds of this new technology, which will make their lives easier and enhance their Internet experience.”

AT&T said it would continue to expand the reach of its GigaPower service to more residents and small businesses across North Texas this year.

AT&T booted up GigaPower in Austin last year with symmetrical 300 Mbps speeds before recently turning up to a symmetrical 1 Gbps tier

Dallas is one of the cities that is slated for Time Warner Cable’s TW Maxx upgrade, which includes analog to digital conversions and a data tier that features 300 Mbps. Time Warner Cable has previously announced that a 300 Mbps tier was available in Austin after the completion of the TW Maxx upgrade.

As for GigaPower pricing, AT&T said speeds up to 100 Mbps start at $90 per month, and speeds up to 1 Gbps can be as low as $120 per month for residential customers. Users of   GigaPower Premier have to agree to participate in AT&T Internet Preferences, which means AT&T could use subscribers’ Web browsing information in order to offer them targeted advertising.

Other recent GigaPower rollout announcements include Miami, Charlotte, Greensboro, Houston, Nashville, Overland Park, Kan., Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio, and Winston-Salem.

AT&T has said that upon its proposed acquisition of DirecTV, it would expand the AT&T GigaPower network to an additional two million customer locations. Those two million locations are above and beyond what the company announced in April.

AT&T said it had invested more than $6.55 billion in its Texas wireless and wireline networks from 2011 through 2013. AT&T has served Texas for 134 years and employs more than 35,500 people across the state.

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