AT&T brings 300Mbps fiber web to Austin in December, gigabit by ‘mid-2014′

AT&T brings 300Mbps fiber internet to Austin in December, gigabit by 'mid-2014'

Now that AT&T is definitely laying down fiber-optic line in Austin, we have now but one other purpose to be jealous of Texas’ bizarre metropolis. Based on Ma Bell, “tens of hundreds” shall be getting 300Mbps downloads (and uploads), the “quickest web speeds out there” on the town to most of the people, come December. These subscribers can snag a free improve to gigabit service — GigaPower, as the corporate calls it — when it is out there in the midst of subsequent yr. Oh, and if you need a say in the place the extremely-quick service travels, make your neighborhood proud by voting at AT&T’s web site. For some purpose although, we do not think about Google can be casting any ballots.

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AT&T to Ship the First All Fiber 1 Gigabit Broadband Community to Austin

Austin’s Quickest Web Speeds; Considered one of Many AT&T Know-how Initiatives Deliberate to Maintain Metropolis at Forefront of Innovation

Residents and Companies Can Vote In the present day to Affect AT&T U-verse with GigaPower(SM) Construct Plan

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 1, 2013 — Austin, get able to binge watch tv and obtain exhibits in seconds, wipe out your on-line gaming opponents earlier than they see you coming, and talk with enterprise associates via a top quality video convention name.

These advantages and extra will not be “bizarre” in Austin as the town gears up for the quickest shopper broadband speeds it is ever seen.

AT&T* (NYSE: T) introduced at the moment it has begun deployment of a one hundred pc fiber Web broadband community in Austin that may ship speeds as much as 1 Gigabit per second. AT&T plans to start delivering AT&T U-verse® with GigaPowerSM, the town’s quickest Web out there to shoppers, together with extra superior TV providers and options, in December.

“Austin embodies innovation and social consciousness, and is the guts of a vibrant, ever-evolving tech tradition and entrepreneurial spirit,” stated Dave Nichols, President – AT&T Texas. “With our all-fiber U-verse providers, we’re constructing the inspiration for a brand new wave of innovation for Austin’s shoppers, companies, and civic and academic establishments. It is about partaking the complete group and empowering the town and its individuals with all that know-how can supply us. This funding will assist appeal to new enterprise and new jobs to Austin.”

AT&T’s U-verse with GigaPowerSM service will initially attain tens of hundreds of buyer places all through Austin and the encompassing areas this yr, with further native enlargement deliberate in 2014 to succeed in much more neighborhoods and companies.

Austin shoppers and enterprise house owners are inspired to vote at the moment at www.att.com/austinfiber to assist us determine excessive buyer demand and to affect which neighborhoods AT&T U-verse with GigaPowerSM will broaden to sooner or later.

“That is an thrilling time to stay and work in Austin. We presently sit on the slicing fringe of know-how and this deployment will permit our companies and residents to work, educate, create, make investments, and construct at quicker speeds,” stated Mike Rollins, President of the Higher Austin Chamber of Commerce. “Leap-beginning the precise development of GigaPower will add one more reason for individuals to need to do enterprise and innovate in Austin and name Austin house.”

AT&T additionally introduced the creation of a brand new government place to steer its U-verse with GigaPowerSM initiative and named Dahna Hull to the position – vice chairman and basic supervisor, Austin, AT&T Providers Inc.

Together with information of the fiber funding, AT&T introduced it’s going to work with leaders all through Austin to debate how a fiber platform can additional the citywide know-how ecosystem, driving additional innovation to enrich the town’s progressive know-how focus.

Austin’s Superior AT&T Broadband Expertise AT&T U-verse with GigaPowerSM will supply Austin residents:

  • Quickest Web speeds out there to shoppers in Austin starting in December 2013, with plans to succeed in speeds as much as 1 Gigabit per second by mid-2014. With Gigabit speeds, you’ll obtain an HD film in lower than two minutes.**
  • The December launch will initially function symmetrical speeds of as much as 300 Mbps, which would be the quickest upstream and downstream Web speeds out there to shoppers from any Austin broadband supplier.
  • Clients who signal-up for 300 Mbps service will improve to speeds as much as 1 Gigabit per second when obtainable in mid-2014, and at no additional value.
  • Entry to chopping-edge TV providers that embrace our most superior Complete Residence DVR with extra HD TV streams to document and watch a number of exhibits concurrently, plus higher DVR storage capability.
  • Quicker Wi-Fi speeds and the power to schedule DVR recordings and watch hit TV exhibits on greater than 30 Smartphones and tablets, in addition to your PC.
  • U-verse with GigaPowerSM clients which are additionally AT&T wi-fi clients will take pleasure in 50 GB of free cloud storage.

AT&T’s U-verse with GigaPowerSM enhances its three-yr Challenge Velocity IP (VIP) funding plan to increase and improve its wi-fi and wireline IP broadband networks to help rising buyer demand for top-velocity Web entry, superior TV providers, and new cellular and cloud providers. This yr, AT&T plans to spend money on the $21 billion vary and within the $20 billion vary annually in 2014 and 2015.

AT&T has served Austin for greater than 134 years and employs greater than 2,600 individuals within the metropolis. Launched in Austin in 2007, AT&T U-verse TV is the quickest rising TV supplier in the USA*** and was lately named Frost & Sullivan’s Video Firm of the Yr. AT&T has been acknowledged by RootMetrics as No. 1 in Austin for strongest name/textual content/knowledge efficiency on its wi-fi community.

Extra particulars on U-verse with GigaPowerSM pricing and availability shall be introduced nearer to the December 2013 launch. For extra info, go to www.att.com/austinfiber.

Geographic and repair restrictions apply to all AT&T U-verse providers.

*AT&T services are offered or provided by subsidiaries and associates of AT&T Inc. underneath the AT&T model and never by AT&T Inc.

**Obtain velocity based mostly on receiving most 1Gbps connection velocity. Speeds usually are not assured and should range based mostly on web elements together with website visitors, content material supplier server capability, and use of different U-verse providers.

*** Declare based mostly on comparability of main TV suppliers’ proportion progress in subscriber counts and nationwide market share knowledge in 2Q2013.

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