August 14, 2014

AT&T GigaPower launches in Dallas, but won’t be in Tarrant until later this year

University Park and Highland Park became the first communities to receive the super-fast, 1 gigabit-per-second Internet service.

AT&T on Thursday launched its long-awaited GigaPower broadband speed in Dallas-Fort Worth, but its highest-speed offering won’t be available in Fort Worth for a few months.

The super-fast service, which offers upload and download speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, is being made available through AT&T’s U-verse network. It’s expected to be fully rolled out in Fort Worth and a few other Tarrant County cities by the end of the year.

AT&T did boost its Internet speed, though, to 100 megabits a second. That took effect in Fort Worth, Arlington, Euless and North Richland Hills, as well as Weatherford and Willow Park in Parker County.

GigaPower became available to residents and small businesses in University Park and Highland Park only on Thursday.

But if you want the super-fast service, it will cost you. Speeds up to 100 megabits per second start at $90 a month, and speeds up to 1 gigabit per second will start at $120 a month, AT&T said.

“DFW residents and small businesses will be thrilled with the speeds of this new technology, which will make their lives easier and enhance their Internet experience,” Hardmon Williams III, AT&T’s vice president and general manager for North Texas, said in a statement.

AT&T said it has invested more than $6.55 billion in its Texas wireless and wireline networks from 2011 through 2013. Its GigaPower network was launched in Austin in December.

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