Updated: U-verse expands GigaPower to suburban Miami, Kansas City, Atlanta and Chicago

Continuing the 1-Gig push, AT&T (NYSE: T) is expanding its U-verse with GigaPower service to several communities in the Miami, Atlanta, Chicago and Kansas City, Mo., area, and also Huntersville, N.C.  The expansion brings the number of cities with GigaPower to 17. The company said it still plans to expand GigaPower to the Jacksonville, Fla., and St. Louis metro areas as well.

AT&T's GigaPower service is already available in parts of Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas but will now be expanded to residential and small businesses in Coconut Creek, Davie, Doral and Oakland Park.  

Likewise, GigaPower has been available in the Kansas City area since February but is now expanding to Belton, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Lee's Summit and Raymore.

GigaPower is also being expanded outside Atlanta in the cities of Athens, Covington, Johns Creek and Smyrna, Ga., and outside Chicago in the cities of Aurora, Huntley and Joliet, Ill. It is also available now in Huntersville, N.C.

 AT&T said that subscribers to GigaPower can get broadband speeds up to 1-Gig as well as get access to U-verse TV and voice services. The high-tier offering of GigaPower is priced at $110 per month for speeds of 1 Gbps. The lower tier package offers 300 Mbps speeds for $80 per month.  

When coupled with U-verse TV service the 1-Gig package starts at $150 per month while the 300 Mbps packages starts at $120 per month.

Earlier this year AT&T said it would continue to deepen its U-verse footprint in the Southeast, announcing that between 2012 and 2014, it invested almost $2.8 billion to enhance its local wireline and wireless footprint in Florida.

AT&T has said it expects its fiber network to reach more than 1 million residential and commercial locations by year-end. 

 For more:
- See this press release and this press release  

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This article was updated Oct. 12 to include additional markets outside Chicago, Atlanta and in Hunterville, N.C.