AT&T moves ahead with 1 Gig plans for Dallas, Fort Worth market

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AT&T (NYSE: T) is officially moving ahead with its intention to bring its GigaPower 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service to the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Initially, the Dallas buildout will target Highland Park and University Park.

Additional areas of Dallas and surrounding cities will begin offering up to 100 Mbps with the option to increase speeds of up to 1 Gbps by the end of 2014. Other Dallas-area cities that will launch at up to 100 Mbps will include Allen, Fairview, Irving and McKinney.

The Fort Worth market will also able to access speeds of up to 100 Mbps with the option to upgrade to 1 Gbps by the end of the year.

Other surrounding communities around Forth Worth that will also be able to access up to 100 Mbps data speeds this summer include Arlington, Euless, Granbury, North Richland Hills, Weatherford and Willow Park.

It appears that these are part of a broader buildout strategy in Texas. While not providing any specific details, AT&T said it would continue to light up new areas and expand the FTTH network "to more residents and small businesses across North Texas through the end of 2014 and beyond."

Texas is just one market where AT&T said it wants to bring FTTH. The telco announced that it would bring the service to a number of North Carolina cities, including Cary, Raleigh, Durham and Winston-Salem.

Earlier this year, AT&T said it would conduct GigaPower-related expansion talks with municipalities in at least 21 new major metros, including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Kansas City and Los Angeles. If its pending acquisition of DirecTV goes through, the telco intends to expand FTTH to an additional 2 million customer locations.

For more:
- see the release

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