AT&T has launched its fiber-based GigaPower platform in the tech-savvy Bay Area, reaching parts of San Francisco, San Jose, Dublin, Mountain View, Santa Clara and San Ramon.
Early on, AT&T is offering 1-Gig to nearly 30 apartment buildings in the region, including Lumina, a 655-unit residential waterfront condo in the Rincon Hill neighborhood. Notably, Google Fiber has accelerated its its move into San Francisco by using existing fiber there to deliver services to certain apartments, condos and housing properties in the market. Comcast offers a symmetrical 2 Gbps residential service called Gigabit Pro in the Bay Area that uses FTTP.
The latest batch of AT&T GigaPower deployments in the Bay Area are tacked on to the portions of Cupertino where at AT&T initially launched the fiber-fed service in 2015.
As for the latest deployment, customers in “tens of thousands of area homes, apartments and small businesses” in the Bay Area now have access to 1-Gig service delivered on the telco’s fiber-based GigaPower platform.
There, AT&T is offering 1-Gig standalone service starting at $70 per month.
AT&T, which merged with DirecTV last summer, said its GigaPower network is currently available in over 1.6 million locations across 22 U.S. metro areas, with plans to extend it to 34 more areas.
"By expanding GigaPower to additional cities in the Bay Area beyond Cupertino, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to our customers whose appetite for high speed data continues to grow,”Jeni Bell, vice president and general manager, Northern California and Northern Nevada at AT&T, said in a statement. “As the ways in which we communicate and seek entertainment become more data-intensive, our customers will benefit from our expansion of our GigaPower service.”