Potentially great news for AT&T U-verse customers today in that AT&T plans to start talks with municipalities in at least 21 new major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta to bring AT&T U-verse with GigaPower. GigaPower is their powerful fiber network that bring broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second to U-verse TV.
AT&T U-verse TV with GigaPower has already successfully launched in Austin, TX.
This is all part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP) investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wireline IP broadband networks.
Customers have said they want not only high-speed Internet access, but advanced TV services, as well as new mobile and cloud services.
“We’re delivering advanced services that offer consumers and small businesses the ability to do more, faster, help communities create a new wave of innovation, and encourage economic development,” explains Lori Lee, senior executive vice president, AT&T Home Solutions. “We’re interested in working with communities that appreciate the value of the most advanced technologies and are willing to encourage investment by offering solid investment cases and policies.”
Per AT&T , U-verse with GigaPower services will more than likely include:
·Internet speeds reaching up to 1 Gigabit per second, faster than the fastest consumer Internet available in most communities today. With Gigabit speeds, you can download an HD online movie in less than 36 seconds, download 25 songs in one second, and download your favorite TV show in less than 3 seconds.**
·Access to cutting-edge TV services that include the most advanced AT&T Total Home DVR with more HD TV streams to record and watch multiple shows simultaneously, plus greater DVR storage capacity.
·Super-fast Wi-Fi speeds and the ability to schedule DVR recordings and watch hit TV shows on more than 30 varieties of smartphones and tablets, as well as your PC.
·Faster speeds that enable small businesses to more quickly and seamlessly:
- Upload, download and share large data files and images
- Back up data remotely in the cloud at one or multiple locations
- Videoconference with suppliers, business partners, and customers
The municipalities in Atlanta that could be slated for GigiPower include: Alpharetta, Atlanta, Decatur, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, McDonough, Marietta, Newnan, Norcross, and Woodstock.
AT&T is just now beginning discussions with these cities/municipalities.
It is not automatic for U-verse homes to receive GigaPower as all GigaPower homes will have to be FTTP (Fiber to the Premises) or FTTB (Fiber to the Building) to receive GigaPower.