In February, Google announced that it was in discussions to bring its 1 Gbps Google Fiber Internet service to nine more U.S. metropolitan areas. Not to be outdone, AT&T announced today it is thinking about bringing the same Internet speeds to 21 U.S. metro areas.
Click for larger image.
AT&T's press release lists the 21 metropolitan areas under consideration for their GigaPower service, which will cover a total of 100 cities: Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Oakland, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Louis, San Francisco, and San Jose.
AT&T's GigaPower service is currently live in a small section of Austin, Texas, and will expand to Dallas, Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem, North Carolina at some point. Today's press release doesn't mean that AT&T will add 1 Gbps Internet to all of the cities listed; it simply means the company will "work with local leaders in these markets to discuss ways to bring the service to their communities." Pricing has yet to be revealed.
Google Fiber's 1 Gbps ISP, which also includes a television service, is already live in Kansas City and will go live in Provo, Utah and Austin, Texas later this year.
Source: AT&T | Image via AT&T