AT&T Inc. plans to soon offer its ultrahigh-speed fiber service to customers in North Texas. “We are going to launch this service in Dallas this summer,” CEO Randall Stephenson said at atechnology conference today in California.
As the launch gets closer, the company plans to offer more details. Last December, AT&T introduced the service – which it calls U-verse with GigaPower – in Austin, in competition there with Google. At the time, Stephenson said his company was likely to offer the service in other cities. “The economics of fiber deployment are really starting to look good,” he said.
In Austin, AT&T said its fiber Internet broadband network would deliver speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. Along with faster Internet access, the fiber connection will also deliver advanced TV services. In a statement today, March 6, the company said that sales of U-verse with GigaPower in Austin have surpassed expectations and are the reason the company is expanding service to twice as many Austin households this year.