FRESNO, Calif., 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 Fresno 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.
“Bringing AT&T GigaPower to the greater Fresno area is big for residents and businesses throughout the region, and is yet another example of the continued investment and innovation AT&T brings to our customers in California,” said Ken McNeely, President of AT&T California. “Demand for high speed data grows with each new app and web-based service, and AT&T is delivering to meet that demand.”
“We appreciate AT&T’s commitment to Fresno as a hub for innovation and commerce,” said Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin. “AT&T GigaPower will help drive Fresno’s economic growth because it gives our residents and businesses the tools they need to thrive and compete in the global marketplace.”
“AT&T Gigapower will provide our local businesses with the modern technology needed to succeed in our 21st Century economy,” said Fresno County Economic Development Corporation President/CEO Lee Ann Eager. “High-speed internet is essential to business expansion, attraction, and retention for the Central Valley and we are grateful that AT&T will be bringing AT&T Gigapower to Fresno County.”
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 Fresno area will be able to subscribe to our award-winning DIRECTV service.
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.
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.
AT&T has invested nearly $7.4 billion in its wireless and wired networks in California between 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.
For more information on where the AT&T GigaPower network is and will become available, visit att.com/gigapowermap.