AT&T to bring U-verse GigaPower fiber to Apple's home
AT&T has announced that Cupertino, California will be among the first cities to experience the company’s new U-verse GigaPower fiber Internet service. Naturally, this is big news for Apple, which is based in the city, according to Re/Code.
Already offered in Austin, Dallas, and Forth Worth in Texas, AT&T’s gigabit-speed fiber offers Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps. The service is being offered to customers as part of bundling options that also include TV and voice service.
Previously, AT&T announced that it was exploring several Bay Area cities for its new service. In addition to Cupertino, this included San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, and Campbell. Mountain View, the home to Google, was also considered.
Google offers its own fiber service, which is currently available in Provo, Utah, Kansas City, Missouri, and Austin, Texas.
AT&T says its GigaPower fiber Internet service allows you to download 25 songs in one second, your favorite TV show in less than three seconds, and an HD movie in less than 36 seconds.
Specific timing, availability, and pricing for the Cupertino service will be announced later, AT&T said.
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