AT&T said it is expanding the availability of fiber-fed 1 Gbps service to portions of at least ten additional major metro areas this month.
AT&T, which recently dropped the “GigaPower” moniker in favor of a new umbrella brand, AT&T Fiber, said it has launched 1-Gig this month in Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; and Huntsville, Ala.; and will add the following markets later this month: Augusta, Ga.; Bakersfield, Calif.; Ft. Smith/Northwest Arkansas, Ark.; Louisville, Ky.; Lubbock, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; and Mobile, Ala.
The company said it has introduced 1-Gig in parts of 32 major metro areas, and is on track to reach at least 45 metros by the end of 2016, and 67 overall.
AT&T claims to be marketing gigabit broadband to more 3 million “locations,” a number that it plans to expand to 12.5 million by mid-2019.
AT&T recently confirmed that it is sunsetting Internet Preferences, a targeted Web advertising program it has been using in tandem with a lower-cost 1-Gig broadband service tier.