AT&T names Jacksonville as its next 1 Gbps destination

AT&T (NYSE: T) has added the city of Jacksonville to its growing list of former BellSouth markets where it is going to deliver its 1 Gbps-capable GigaPower fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.

Similar to other markets where it has announced it will provide FTTH service, AT&T is deploying additional fiber and electronics to the existing network in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown hailed the telco's move as a way to make it a more attractive destination for residents and businesses.

"Having access to these very high speeds will help us strengthen Jacksonville's competitive position as a digital crossroads and communications hub," Brown said in a release. "We want Jacksonville to be on the leading edge of technology and innovation."

The service provider said it would reveal specific rollout locations and pricing at a later date.

AT&T has begun offering the GigaPower service in its Austin, Dallas and Fort Worth markets. It has also announced that it would bring the service to Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, NC; Houston; Miami; Nashville, Tenn.; Overland Park, Kan.; and San Antonio.

Separately, AT&T has said that upon approval of its proposed acquisition of DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV), the company will expand GigaPower to an additional 2 million customer locations.

For more:
- see the release

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