AT&T Lights Up Gigapower Gigabit Internet Service In Chicago ‘Burbs

Congratulations to residents of Chicago, who now have access to AT&T's blazing fast Gigapower broadband Internet service. Like Google's Fiber service, U-verse with AT&T Gigapower offers up to 1-gigabit per second downloads and uploads, which translates into being able to download 25 songs in less than a second.

If you need more perspective, imagine downloading a high definition movie in less than 36 seconds. Of course, those are examples based on theoretical maximums, and actual speeds depend on a variety of factors, including how fast a source can serve up a download. Still, 1Gbps is Internet service is pretty awesome.

"Everyone wants access to the fastest and strongest Internet networks, because high-speed Internet connections improve access to education, health care, employment opportunities and public safety responders," said State Rep. Lou Lang. "Today’s announcement that AT&T is offering its ultrafast AT&T GigaPower fiber network is great news for consumers and small businesses."

Customers in eligible areas have a variety of plans to choose from, including bundle options for TV, phone, and Internet. Some examples include:

  • U-verse High Speed Internet Premiere: 1Gbps Internet for $120/month, or 100Mbps for $90/month, with a one-year price guarantee.
  • U-verse High Speed Internet Premiere + TV: 1Gbps and qualifying TV service starting at $150/month, or 100Mbps and qualifying TV for $120/month, with a one-year price guarantee.
  • U-verse High Speed Internet Premiere + TV + Voice: 1Gbps with qualifying TV and unlimited U-verse Voice starting at $180/month, or 100Mbps + TV + Voice for $150/month, with a two-year price guarantee.

The expansion to Chicago means Gigapower is now available in 10 markets, with seven more markets already on the roadmap.