The telecommunications giant said it will begin offering service -- which it has dubbed U-verse with GigaPower -- in December. The service will reach tens of thousands of customers. AT&T isn't offering details on pricing until next month.
The service appears to be directly competitive with
The first four
The neighborhoods will be served with what AT&T describes as a 100 percent fiber-optic network. AT&T says it will offer high-speed Internet access of 300 megabits per second to start with in December. Customers who sign up for the service will be able to upgrade to 1 gigabit per second service in mid 2014.
The network also will deliver a better high-definition TV experience, the company said. It is the first service of its kind to be offered by AT&T anywhere in the country.
The phone claims the new service is not meant to fend off any challenge from
AT&T already has an extensive fiber-optic communications network in
AT&T is following the
"We've already received great input from thousands of Austinites eager for the fastest speeds," said Dahna Hull, vice president and general manager for
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