AT&T Brings 1 Gigabit Broadband To Austin

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AT&T announced today that Austin Texas will be able to download their favorite shows and game at lightning speed with their new 100% Fiber 1 Gigabit service. The roll out is expected to last through December and will also bring more advanced TV services.

“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.”

According to AT&T this service will reach “tens of thousands” this year and expand even further in 2014. There is question as to where they should expand to next in the area and AT&T is asking the public for their opinion and you can vote at this link. http://www.att.com/austinfiber

“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 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.  With Gigabit speeds, you’ll be able to download an HD movie in less than two minutes.**
  • 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.
  • U-verse with GigaPowerSM customers that are also AT&T wireless customers will enjoy 50 GB of free cloud storage.

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