The telecom giant plans to expand its GigaPower fiber network to dozens more cities, as it competes with Google and others to provide super-fast Internet speeds.
AT&T announced Wednesday that Cupertino will be the first community in Silicon Valley that will get its U-verse with GigaPower 1Gbps broadband service.
Austin residents already subscribing to AT&T's super-fast GigaPower broadband service will finally get the 1Gbps speeds they were promised when the service was introduced last year.
Regional wireless provider C Spire is using the Google Fiber playbook to deliver ultra high-speed broadband in Mississippi. The move could signal a trend in which other companies use the Google business model to bring fiber to other regions of the US.
Time Warner Cable is following Google's lead with a 1Gbps fiber network in New York City, except Time Warner will focus on business customers and it hasn't yet announced pricing.
Google Fiber has launched in Kansas City, US, offering 1Gbps data, no data cap and an interactive TV service from US$70 per month.
Google is preparing to launch its 1 gigabit per second fiber-based broadband network in Kansas City.
AT&T says the Federal Trade Commission's allegations are "baseless" and insists that it's been transparent about its network management policies.
Hyperoptic says 1Gbps can download a 5.25GB high-def movie in 42 seconds. The same file would take nearly 100 minutes to download at 6.8Mbps, the U.K.'s average broadband speed.
Internet service providers are getting a new option called G.fast that can extend the lifespan of existing copper phone lines yet again.