AT&T launches 1Gbps service in Austin
Michelle Clancy | 17-12-2013
AT&T has launched its first 1Gbps fibre network, delivering U-verse IPTV and broadband in Austin.
The offer, dubbed GigaPower, will compete with the Google Fiber service set to launch soon in the Texas capital.
"Our all-fibre network enables U-verse with GigaPower to give Austinites the fastest speeds available to consumers in the city," said Dahna Hull, AT&T's vice president and general manager for Austin. "With U-verse with GigaPower our customers can download movies and music and navigate, post and interact on the Web faster than ever before, and have one of the best TV experiences around. It's reliable, crazy fast and priced to attract more and more people to give us a try."
With initial speeds of up to 300Mbps for $70 per month, AT&T's U-verse with GigaPower offers upstream speeds 20 times faster than what's available today and enhanced TV. AT&T plans to expand availability of U-verse with GigaPower beyond parts of Austin area neighbourhoods like French Place, Mueller, Zilker and Onion Creek to more residents and small businesses in 2014.
U-verse with GigaPower customers will get U-verse's 1TB storage DVR, which can record up to 330 hours of high definition TV – and the flexibility to watch and record five shows at the same time. In-home, users can also watch the Longhorn Network live on a smartphone or tablet. Customers will also receive free HBO, HBO GO for 36 months, and HD service for $120 per month with qualifying TV services.