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Updated: 38 cities are getting fiber Internet

Updated: 38 cities are getting fiber Internet
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(Update - 12/9/2015) Today, Google Fiber announce it will be adding two of its largest cities yet—Los Angeles and Chicago. This is a big step for the company, which has primarily targeted mid-sized cities and opted not to pursue San Francisco due to the overwhelming hurdles it encountered.

No matter where you live in this country, you probably only have two choices for your Internet service provider, and neither of them are ideal. They're usually too slow or too expensive and the customer service is dreadful.

That's why Google Fiber is seen as the savior of a broken industry. But it's only available in a few places and now it has some serious competition: AT&T is expanding its ultra-fast, 1Gbps GigaPower fiber optic broadband service to 38 new cities.

And AT&T isn't stopping there. A blog post by the company says it plans to bring GigaPower fiber to more than 14 million locations across the globe.

See the full list by state below:

  • Alabama: Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery
  • Arkansas: Fort Smith/Northwest Arkansas and Little Rock
  • California: Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose
  • Florida: Pensacola and West Palm Beach
  • Georgia: Augusta
  • Indiana: Indianapolis
  • Kansas: Wichita
  • Kentucky: Louisville
  • Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Shreveport-Bossier, Jefferson Parish region and the Northshore
  • Mississippi: Jackson
  • Missouri: St. Louis
  • Michigan: Detroit
  • Nevada: Reno
  • North Carolina: Asheville
  • Ohio: Cleveland and Columbus
  • Oklahoma: Oklahoma City and Tulsa
  • South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia and Greenville
  • Tennessee: Memphis
  • Texas: El Paso and Lubbock
  • Wisconsin: Milwaukee
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