(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – AT&T announced earlier this week that it plans on bringing its high speed gigabit Internet service, AT&T U-Verse GigaPower, to 21 new major metropolitan areas, reports ArsTechnica.
The 21 metropolitan areas that is planned to receive this service are Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Greensboro, Miami, Los Angeles, Oakland, Nashville, San Antonio, Orlando, San Jose, San Diego, St. Louis, and San Francisco.
The mobile giant says they will discuss with local leaders a way to bring the 1 gigabit per second service to these areas.
“Similar to previously announced metro area selections in Austin and Dallas and advanced discussions in Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, communities that have suitable network facilities and show the strongest investment cases based on anticipated demand and the most receptive policies will influence these future selections and coverage maps within selected areas,” said AT&T.
The telecommunication company has yet to announce pricing for the GigaPower service in the new cities, but in Austin, where the service has already been launched, AT&T charges $70 a month for the 300 Mbps service
By the end of 2015, AT&T intends to reach over 57 million customers in 22 states.