Gigapower

An AT&T initiative that is expected to deliver ultra-fast fiber network, with broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second, to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide. The initial GigaPower high-speed Internet service, launched in Austin, Texas, was priced at $70 per month and offered speeds of up to 300Mbps. In 2013, AT&T said it will up speeds to one gigabit per second “when available” in 2014, at no extra cost.

The GigaPower service has been controversial for AT&T. When the company announced it would expand to 1-Gbps speeds in 100 cities, reports surfaced that claimed AT&T’s news announcement indicated a massive new deployment, however, as noted by DSL Reports, the service offered is an upgrade to a few deployments where fiber was already present and service was capped at DSL speeds.

See related term Google Fiber.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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