AT&T joins Comcast, which brought its 2Gbps Gigabit Pro fiber internet service to the San Francisco Bay Area last year. Interestingly enough, Google is the laggard here, as the Mountain View company has yet to launch its Google Fiber service in the San Francisco Bay Area. And even when it does launch, it will be limited to “some apartments, condos, and affordable housing properties” within the San Francisco city limits.
AT&T, on the other hand, says that GigaPower will be available in “tens of thousands of homes, apartments, and small businesses” and that availability is expected to triple by the end of 2016.
"By expanding AT&T GigaPower to additional cities in the Bay Area beyond Cupertino, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to our customers whose appetite for high-speed data continues to grow,” said Jeni Bell, AT&T VP and GM for the Northern California and Northern Nevada regions.
“We are proud to have the AT&T GigaPower network and look forward to the new economic and innovation opportunities it will enable for our residents, entrepreneurs and small businesses,” added Mountain View vice mayor Ken Rosenberg.
In areas where AT&T competes directly with Google Fiber, the company charges customers $70 per month for GigaPower internet (which just so happens to match the monthly cost of Google Fiber). For markets where AT&T has no fiber internet competition, like in Cupertino, the company charges customers $110 per month.