AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Next month AT&T* (NYSE:T) will begin lighting up Austin with AT&T U-verse with GigaPower, an all-fiber, lightning-fast Internet network featuring the fastest consumer broadband speeds in town and a better HD TV experience.
This initial deployment will reach tens of thousands of customer locations, including parts of central, northwest, northeast, southwest and southeast Austin and city neighborhoods like French Place, Mueller, Zilker and Onion Creek.
In December, U-verse with GigaPower customers will also have access to cutting-edge TV services that offer the ability to watch and record more shows simultaneously with our largest storage capacity DVR.
And this is only the beginning. AT&T plans to expand availability of U-verse GigaPower to even more residents and small businesses in 2014. Which areas of Austin GigaPower expands to will, in part, be influenced by the number of Austinites voting at www.att.com/austinfiber to have GigaPower in their neighborhood.
"We've already received great input from thousands of Austinites eager for the fastest speeds," said Dahna Hull, vice president and general manager, Austin, AT&T Services Inc. "These votes are helping us identify where the need for speed and advanced TV services is the greatest and will help guide our future GigaPower expansion plans."
The December launch will initially feature upload and download speeds of up to 300 Mbps, which will be the fastest Internet speeds available to consumers from any Austin broadband provider.** Customers who sign-up for 300 Mbps service will be able to upgrade to speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, scheduled for mid-2014, and at no extra cost.
How fast is 300 megabits?** How fast is 1 Gigabit?**
-- Download 7 songs in one second Download 25 songs in one second
-- Download your favorite TV show in under 9 seconds Download your favorite TV show in less than 3 seconds
-- Download an online HD move in under 2 minutes Download an HD online movie in less than 36 seconds
AT&T has been a big part of Austin for more than 134 years. Today, more than 2,600 AT&T employees call Austin home.
More details on U-verse with GigaPower pricing and availability will be announced closer to the December 2013 launch. For more information, visit www.att.com/austinfiber.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Actual speeds vary based on internet factors including site traffic, content provider server capacity, and use of other U-verse services.
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4G LTE speed claim based on national carriers' average 4G LTE download speeds. Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.
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