AT&T (NYSE: T) said it is launching its GigaPower network in Miami, giving residential and small business customers access to symmetrical broadband speeds of up to 1-gigabit per second. The Miami launch is part of the company's GigaPower initiative that it launched late last year in which it promised to deliver its ultra-fast fiber service to up to 100 cities across 25 markets nationwide.
Earlier this week AT&T upgraded its GigaPower service in Austin, Texas, to 1-Gbps to combat competition from Grande Communications and Google Fiber (NASDAQ: GOOG).
AT&T first launched GigaPower in Austin last December starting with symmetrical speeds of 300 Mbps. The company has not given specific subscribers numbers but has said it has "tens of thousands" of households in Austin using the GigaPower service.
AT&T said it is deploying additional fiber to its existing network in Miami to meet growing demand for ultra-fast broadband. In addition, the company has said it is considering other areas of Miami as well. Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Opa-Locka and Pompano Beach are also candidates for the service.
AT&T will expand the GigaPower network to Dallas and Fort Worth this summer. It also plans to deliver GigaPower to Houston and San Antonio, as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem in North Carolina; Nashville, Tenn., and Overland Park, Kan.
Additionally, AT&T has said that upon approval of its proposed acquisition of DirecTV, the company will expand GigaPower to an additional 2 million customer locations.
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