AT&T Confirms Plans to Deliver U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower℠ in Decatur
DECATUR, Ga., Oct. 14, 2014 — AT&T* confirmed today it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Decatur. The all-fiber network will deliver Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services to consumers and small businesses.
In addition to Decatur, AT&T also announced today that it will deploy the AT&T GigaPower network in Atlanta, Newnan and Sandy Springs to meet the growing demand for ultra-fast Internet. The network enhancements will enable residential and small business customers to have access to the fastest Internet speeds available from AT&T.**
Local residents and small businesses on the AT&T GigaPower network will also experience cutting-edge TV services with the ability to watch and record five simultaneous HD streams, and AT&T’s largest capacity DVR with a one terabyte hard drive.
How fast is 1 Gigabit?***
Download 25 songs in one second
Download your favorite TV show in less than 3 seconds
Download an HD online movie in less than 36 seconds
“The City of Decatur is a community that values technology and innovation.” said Peggy Merriss, City Manager, City of Decatur. “High speed fiber networks have the potential to increase quality of life for residents, businesses, and visitors, and we are excited to be attracting this type of technological investment."
"AT&T recognizes the City of Decatur as a vibrant area for users of new technologies and all that they enable. With today's announcement, we're looking forward to bringing U-verse with AT&T GigaPower to market," said Beth Shiroishi, president of AT&T Georgia. "This technology has the capabilities to change the way communities live, work and play—fostering innovation, enhancing civic engagement, education and healthcare, and encouraging smart growth."
Specific locations of availability and pricing will be announced at a later date.
On April 21, 2014, AT&T announced a major initiative to expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities throughout 25 markets nationwide. To date, U-verse with AT&T GigaPower has launched to tens of thousands of customer locations across the Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth markets. The AT&T GigaPower network will also be delivered to the Charlotte, Chicago, Cupertino, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Fla., Miami, Nashville, Overland Park, Kan., Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio, St. Louis and Winston-Salem markets.
Additionally, AT&T has committed that upon approval of its proposed acquisition of DIRECTV, the company will expand the AT&T GigaPower network to 2 million locations over and above what the company announced in April.
Other AT&T initiatives in 2014 include:
- Enhance and expand its 4G LTE wireless network, the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network.**** AT&T 4G LTE wireless service is available in 27 major cities across Georgia.
- Expand its U-verse footprint to more areas of Georgia. U-verse is currently available in Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Brunswick, Gainesville and surrounding communities.
AT&T invested more than $4.95 billion in its Georgia wireless and wireline networks from 2011 through 2013, and employs more than 21,000 people in the state.
For more information, visit att.com/gigapowercities
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** Initial availability limited to select areas.
*** Speed/time estimates are examples. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds. Actual customer speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Actual speeds vary based on factors including site traffic, content provider server capacity, internal network management factors, customer device capabilities and use of other U-verse services. For more information, go to www.att.com/speed101
**** Reliability claim based on third party data regarding nationwide carriers’ 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI.
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