NTS challenges AT&T's hold on Abilene, Texas with 1 Gbps service

NTS Communications, an emerging alternative fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) provider, is bringing its new 1 Gbps service to Abilene, Texas, challenging local incumbent telco AT&T (NYSE: T).

Leveraging its existing FTTP network, the 1 Gbps service will be available to residential and business customers in its serving areas, including downtown Abilene.

While the 1 Gbps service in Abilene is new, the city's FTTP network was actually built in 2013.

Besides the 1 Gbps service, local businesses, state and local government agencies, and school districts will be able to access up to 10 Gbps speeds.

Business customers will also be able to also get access to NTS' larger suite of business services including video, voice and PBX systems.

Abilene is just one of several markets where NTS has launched 1 Gbps FTTP. It offers the service in a number of Texas cities, including Lubbock, Midland and Amarillo as well as parts of Louisiana.

For more:
- see the release

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