AT&T Sets GigaPower Expansion

1 Million ‘Locations’ Passed Today by Fiber Net
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With its merger with DirecTV long closed, AT&T has begun to apply more focus on its GigaPower platform, announcing Monday that it will expand the reach of its fiber-based network to homes, businesses and apartment buildings to parts of another 38 metros.

AT&T didn't detail the rollout timing, but said those additions will expand GigaPower’s footprint to 56 metros.

AT&T has expanded its live GigaPower footprint to portions of 20 metros with the addition of Los Angeles, Calif.; and West Palm Beach, Fla. AT&T has not revealed how many GigaPower subscribers have signed on, but Brad Bentley, AT&T Entertainment Group’s EVP and chief marketing officer, said in a statement that customer demand and sales of GigaPower “have exceeded expectations” since the initial launch in Austin, Texas, about two years ago. 

AT&T said its GigaPower network now passes 1 million “locations,” and that it expects to more than double that number by the end of 2016.

With the Los Angeles West Palm Beach rollouts factored in, here are the markets AT&T has identified for its latest GigaPower expansion wave:

-Alabama: Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery

-Arkansas: Fort Smith/Northwest Arkansas and Little Rock

-California: Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose

-Florida: Pensacola and West Palm Beach

-Georgia: Augusta

-Indiana: Indianapolis

-Kansas: Wichita

-Kentucky: Louisville

-Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Shreveport-Bossier, Jefferson Parish region and the Northshore

-Mississippi: Jackson

-Missouri: St. Louis

-Michigan: Detroit

-Nevada: Reno

-North Carolina: Asheville

-Ohio: Cleveland and Columbus

-Oklahoma: Oklahoma City and Tulsa

-South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia and Greenville

-Tennessee: Memphis

-Texas: El Paso and Lubbock

-Wisconsin: Milwaukee

AT&T has set up an online map that tracks deployments and availability of GigaPower.

AT&T noted that customers in the majority of its GigaPower markets looking to bundle pay TV service will have the option to choose between DirecTV or U-verse TV. 

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