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AT&T's expanded 1 Gbps fiber rollout could go head to head with Google

U.S. broadband giant AT&T could roll out 1Gbps fiber-optic service to up to 21 new metropolitan areas, including Atlanta,   Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, California, the company said Monday.

 

The company's rollout of its U-verse broadband with GigaPower service will also include television service. AT&T had previously   announced plans to build ultra-fast broadband in Austin and Dallas in Texas and in Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, North   Carolina.

 

The company will work with local leaders and groups to discuss ways to bring the ultra-fast broadband service to communities,   the company said in a press release. Communities that have suitable network facilities, and show the strongest investment   deals, based on anticipated demand and the most receptive policies, will influence the company's selections, AT&T said.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

1 Gb/s is the new frontier. Google paved the way and now it's expanding. Sony's network in Tokyo even tops 2Gb/s though I wonder how many users actually have the appropriate Ethernet or WiFi interface to deal with such a throughput.

 

In France Orange is rolling out 500 Mb/s down / 200 Mb/s up which is not too bad. I currently enjoy 300 down / 50 up at home already.

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AT&T CEO: We'll piggyback on Google's Fiber rollout plans

AT&T CEO: We'll piggyback on Google's Fiber rollout plans | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

If Google is allowed to go after specific neighborhoods and homes in Austin, Texas, AT&T says it should be able to snag the same terms and conditions for its own fiber-optic deployment.

 

"I think you are going to see that begin to manifest itself around the United States, and in not just AT&T and Google. You will see others doing this because the demand for really high-speed broadband via gigabit-type fiber-based solutions on a targeted basis is going to be very, very high," Stephenson said.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Ultra High Broadband is coming

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