AT&T (NYSE: T) has made its 75 Mbps service available in four more Texas markets, scaling it to over 70 markets across 21 states.
Customers in Austin, Corpus Christi, Midland/Odessa and San Antonio can now take advantage of the service.
Similar to earlier launches, AT&T is making the new tier possible by deploying a 17 MHz signal, which is twice the 8.5 MHz signal previously available to most U-verse customers.
Bob Bickerstaff, VP of Voice & Data Products, said in a blog post that by upgrading to the 17 MHz signal AT&T can provide "faster speeds, a reliable connection and a better customer experience."
Being a copper-based fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) service, AT&T cautions that the 75 Mbps service is currently available only in select areas.
Complementing the rollout of the 75 Mbps tier, AT&T plans to provide over 25 million locations speeds of up to 45 Mbps within the next four years.
AT&T continues to make progress in converting more of its legacy DSL customers to the IP-based U-verse platform. As of the end of the second quarter, AT&T migrated over 90 percent of IP-eligible subscribers to U-verse IP Internet, up from the 80 percent it reported in the first quarter of 2015. The company now has less than 1 million eligible DSL subscribers left to transition to the IP-based platform.
The service provider is also going to officially start offering its 1 Gbps FTTH service to residential and business customers in San Antonio on Sept. 28, a market where it will go head-to-head with Google Fiber.
In 2014, AT&T hatched plans to build out its 1 Gbps GigaPower FTTH network service to San Antonio and 20 other major metro areas. It already provides GigaPower Internet service in Austin and it's available in 15 cities nationwide.
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