AT&T to Deliver All Fiber 1 Gigabit Broadband Network to Austin

AUSTIN, TX - AT&T announced that it has begun deployment of a 100 percent fiber Internet broadband network in Austin that will deliver speeds up to 1 Gbps. AT&T plans to begin delivering AT&T U-verse with GigaPowerSM, the city’s fastest Internet available to consumers, along with more advanced TV services and features, in December.

“Austin embodies innovation and social consciousness, and is the heart of a vibrant, ever-evolving tech culture and entrepreneurial spirit," said Dave Nichols, president, AT&T Texas. "With our all-fiber U-verse services, we are building the foundation for a new wave of innovation for Austin's consumers, businesses, and civic and educational institutions. It's about engaging the full community and empowering the city and its people with all that technology can offer us. This investment will help attract new business and new jobs to Austin."

AT&T’s U-verse with GigaPowerSM service will initially reach tens of thousands of customer locations throughout Austin and the surrounding areas this year, with additional local expansion planned in 2014 to reach even more neighborhoods and businesses.

Along with news of the fiber investment, AT&T announced it will work with leaders throughout Austin to discuss how a fiber platform can further the citywide technology ecosystem, driving further innovation to complement the city’s progressive technology focus.

AT&T U-verse with GigaPowerSM will offer Austin residents:

  • Fastest Internet speeds available to consumers in Austin beginning in December 2013, with plans to reach speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second by mid-2014.

The December launch will initially feature symmetrical speeds of up to 300 Mbps, which will be the fastest upstream and downstream Internet speeds available to consumers from any Austin broadband provider.

Customers who sign-up for 300 Mbps service will upgrade to speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second when available in mid-2014, and at no extra cost.

  • Access to cutting-edge TV services that include our most advanced Total Home DVR with more HD TV streams to record and watch multiple shows simultaneously, plus greater DVR storage capacity.

  • Faster Wi-Fi speeds and the ability to schedule DVR recordings and watch hit TV shows on more than 30 Smartphones and tablets, as well as your PC.

  • AT&T’s U-verse with GigaPowerSM complements its three-year Project Velocity IP (VIP) investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wireline IP broadband networks to support growing customer demand for high-speed Internet access, advanced TV services, and new mobile and cloud services. This year, AT&T plans to invest in the $21 billion range and in the $20 billion range each year in 2014 and 2015.

More details on Austin U-verse with GigaPowerSM pricing and availability will be announced closer to the December 2013 launch.


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