imgres-3It looks like AT&T will be the first to get its high-speed GigaPower broadband Internet network to customers in Austin.
The company announced an initial roll out of its service to tens of thousands of customers in central, northwest, northeast, southwest and southeast Austin and city neighborhoods like French Place, Mueller, Zilker and Onion Creek.
“In December, U-verse with GigaPower customers will also have access to cutting-edge TV services that offer the ability to watch and record more shows simultaneously with our largest storage capacity DVR,” according to a news release.
The Internet service will initially have upload and download speeds of up to 300 Mbps and those customers will be able to upgrade to 1 Gigabit per second speeds in mid-2014.
AT&T plans to expand its high-speed Internet and TV network to more residents and businesses next year. The company is determining the roll out, in part, based on the number of votes it receives from Austin residents to have GigaPower in certain neighborhoods.
“We’ve already received great input from thousands of Austinites eager for the fastest speeds,” Dahna Hull, vice president and general manager, Austin, AT&T Services said in a news release. “These votes are helping us identify where the need for speed and advanced TV services is the greatest and will help guide our future GigaPower expansion plans.”