AT&T is taking a page from Google's book.
The wireless carrier is aiming to bring super-fast Gigabit fiber optics to 100 cities in America, including 21 major metropolitan areas. From AT&T's Newsroom:
AT&T today announced a major initiative to expand its ultra-fast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas. The fiber network will deliver AT&T U-verse® with GigaPower℠ service, which can deliver broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second and AT&T’s most advanced TV services, to consumers and businesses.
This comes on the heels of Google's plans to expand its own Gigabit fiber to nine additional metro areas. Google Fiber is currently available only in Kansas City, Austin and Provo. Click here to find out what fiber optic Internet would mean for your Web browsing.
Here is a list of AT&T's candidate cities for its own fiber network:
- Fort Lauderdale
- Fort Worth
- Kansas City
- Los Angeles
- St. Louis and metro area
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Francisco
- San Jose
There's no word yet on the time-table for the selection and implementation, although Austin already has service and parts of Dallas are expected to beginning this summer.
Where does your city rank on the list of fastest and slowest Internet speeds? Click here to find out.
Source: AT&T Newsroom