AT&T has announced that it is rolling out high speed internet options across 100 cities in 21 regions across the US.
AT&T is preparing to install high speed internet fiber networks across major US cities in order to compete with Google’s emerging high speed internet service.
Titled, GigaPower, AT&T will be able to deliver broadband speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second which is 100 times faster than the standard internet that is currently available.
“This initiative continues AT&T’s ongoing commitment to economic development in these communities, bringing jobs, advanced technologies and infrastructure,” stated a company spokesperson.
Google was the first company to launch their own high speed internet service back in 2012 which offered speeds of 1 gigabit per second. To put this in perspective, it would allow someone to download a full feature length film in 38 seconds.
Google has already launched their service in Kansas, Austin and Texas, putting more pressure on AT&T to get moving in order to remain competitive.
Google also has plans to launch faster internet in another 34 US cities and is offering the competitive price of $120 per month which includes video streaming.