News comes as Google Fiber continues to work with city leaders to bring its own gigabit service to Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T1 announced today it is planning to expand the availability of ultra-fast speeds through AT&T GigaPowerSM to homes, apartments and small businesses in parts of 38 additional metros across the United States, which will total at least 56 metros served, including in the Louisville area.2
With the launch of our ultra-fast Internet service in parts of 2 of these metros today – Los Angeles and West Palm Beach – AT&T GigaPower is now available in 20 of the nation’s largest metro areas.
Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second over the AT&T GigaPower network let you instantly access the latest online movies, music, games and more.3 AT&T GigaPower can also improve your experience when connecting to the cloud and videoconferencing, and gives you the speed to power all of your devices.
“The investments AT&T is making in Kentucky are delivering the modern communications services that Kentuckians demand, and we are excited to extend our 100% fiber-optic network even further throughout the city to bring speeds up to 1 gigabit to residential and small business areas in Louisville,” said Hood Harris, president of AT&T Kentucky. “The hard work of the men and women at AT&T is turning our investments into high-speed connections that can serve as catalysts for new employment and economic growth.”
“The announcement that AT&T GigaPower is coming to Louisville is exactly the type of investment that will keep Louisville at the forefront as we look to drive economic development and job creation here in the city,” said Kent Oyler, President and CEO, Greater Louisville Inc. “The efforts being made in Frankfort and in Louisville to improve the regulatory environment and to encourage investments are helping to open our communities to these type services.”
“While businesses have had access to these all fiber-optic networks for some time here in Louisville, the expansion of these services that provide gigabit connectivity in residential areas is a game-changer for Louisville,” said State Sen. Morgan McGarvey.
“Private industry continues to respond to consumer demand, and this is a great example of the type investments that I look forward to seeing more of across the Commonwealth as we continue to work to create a regulatory environment that encourages investment in modern communications services in the Commonwealth,” said State Rep. Jerry Miller.
Nearly 2 years ago, we successfully launched the first AT&T GigaPower metro in Austin, Texas. This launch led to a major expansion in multiple metros beginning in 2014. We recently marked a major milestone deploying the AT&T GigaPower network to more than 1 million locations, and we expect to more than double availability by the end of 2016.
We’ll continue to roll out our fastest Internet services over a 100% fiber network to reach more than 14 million residential and commercial locations.
AT&T GigaPower gives customers some of the fastest online speeds available anywhere. You can download 25 songs in less than a second, a TV show in three seconds or your favorite HD movie in less than 36 seconds.4
AT&T GigaPower customers also have access to the latest Wi-Fi technology, making it possible to enjoy our best in-home Wi-Fi experience. You get faster Wi-Fi speeds, expanded coverage and support for all your devices.
With DIRECTV now a part of the AT&T family, customers on the AT&T GigaPower network in the Louisville area will be able to choose between our award-winning DIRECTV or U-verse TV services.
When you sign up for qualified DIRECTV programming, you get immediate access to a broad range of TV content on your compatible mobile device through our DIRECTV application, even before we install your TV service, through our “Walk out Watching” program.5
In the home DIRECTV customers with qualified programming have access to more than 315 channels, more than 200 in full-time HD, and the most comprehensive selection of sports programming. You can watch the programming you love, live or On Demand and experience it on almost any screen. DIRECTV On Demand offers access to more than 10,000 movies and shows to high-speed Internet customers with connected set-top boxes, including the hottest new Pay Per View releases.
Customers on the AT&T GigaPower network in markets eligible for AT&T U-verse TV service can watch and record up to 6 HD programs at the same time, and will be able to record and store more of your favorite shows – up to 900 hours of SD or 330 hours of HD programming.
We’re continuing to work with local leaders within the 21 state service area who are interested in expanding the availability of the 100% fiber-optic AT&T GigaPower network to consumers and small businesses.
Frost & Sullivan recently recognized AT&T for its leadership in high-speed Internet services. It awarded AT&T the 2015 North American Competitive Strategy and Innovation Leadership of the Year Award for Broadband. The analyst firm praised AT&T for its “aggressive pursuit of higher bandwidth access” for customers through its AT&T GigaPower network initiative.
For more information on where the AT&T GigaPower network is and will become available, visit att.com/gigapowermap.