AT&T Will Bring Gigabit Internet To Cupertino, Home Of Apple - HotHardware
AT&T Will Bring Gigabit Internet To Cupertino, Home Of Apple

AT&T Will Bring Gigabit Internet To Cupertino, Home Of Apple

AT&T this week confirmed plans to expand its GigaPower all-fiber network to Cupertino, California. The speedy service will offer consumers and small businesses symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, along with the option to subscribe to AT&T's U-verse TV service, which supports watching and recording five simultaneous HD streams and comes with a 1TB capacity DVR.

Wondering just how fast 1Gbps Internet service is? At full throttle, that level of broadband means you can download 25 songs in a single second, your favorite TV show in less than 3 seconds, or an entire high definition online movie in as little as 36 seconds.

AT&T GigaPower Map
Source: AT&T

"Cupertino is proud to be the first city announced in California set to receive the ultra-high-speed AT&T GigaPower network," said Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong. "Cupertino is leading the way in creating an environment that fosters innovation, and the deployment of ultra-high-speed broadband service will further support innovation in our community, spur our local businesses, and result in even greater economic development in our city. We are very pleased to work with AT&T to offer this unprecedented service to our residents and small businesses."

U-verse with AT&T GigaPower has a relatively small customer base with tens of thousands of subscribers, though it's also expanding. Currently it's available in Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth Markets, and in addition to expanding into Apple's neighborhood, AT&T will bring 1Gbps service to place like Charlotte, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Fla., Miami, Nashville, Overland Park, Kan., Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio, and Winston-Salem.
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Stuff like this would be exciting, if only I didn't harbor such animosity toward AT&T, Comcast & TWC. I can't help but think it's just reactionary to Google's imminent threat. Half of their proposed cities line up with Google's list that has been up for a year. You don't gain my loyalty this way, competing only when some puts your butt on the line.

Do we have any anticipated prices?

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