AT&T challenges the new Charter in Dallas with fiber plans

AT&T (NYSE: T) has extended its 1 Gbps GigaPower fiber broadband to more locations in Southern Dallas, challenging the entry of Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) as it becomes a larger force in Texas following its acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Specifically, AT&T is lighting the FTTH service in the area primarily south of the Trinity River and Highway 30.

Already, AT&T has connected a number of Southern Dallas apartment complexes in Alta Yorktown and Alta West Commerce Apartments.

AT&T has begun offering service in parts of multiple Dallas-Fort Worth metro area cities, including Allen, Arlington, Burleson and Cedar Hill.

"The fiber-enhanced speeds will open up new possibilities for technology innovators and businesses, as well as consumers who want faster speeds for surfing, shopping, gaming, social networking, and more," said Hardmon Williams III, vice president and general manager, AT&T North Texas, in a release.

Over the next year, AT&T said it plans to nearly double the availability of AT&T GigaPower in Southern Dallas.

AT&T has been on an aggressive build out path with its 1 Gbps rollout.

Earlier this month, AT&T said it would bring GigaPower service to additional homes, apartments and small businesses in parts of Atlanta, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Kansas, and Oklahoma City. 

These latest expansions are part of AT&T's broader effort it launched in December 2015 to build out service to parts of 38 additional metro areas. The 1 Gbps service is already up and running in over 21 metros. Upon completion of the latest build initiative, the service provider will double the amount of metro areas it serves to a total of 56.

For more:
- see the release

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