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AT&T 1 Gbps 'GigaPower' Live in Dallas, Pricier Than Austin
by Karl Bode 05:39PM Thursday Aug 14 2014
AT&T has announced that the company has officially started selling symmetrical 1 Gbps Gigapower connections in select parts of their home town of Dallas. According to a company press release, 1 Gbps speeds are only available to residents and small businesses in the Highland Park and University Park neighborhoods.

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The company says that some residents in other neighborhoods in the Dallas Fort Worth area will get symmetrical 100 Mbps now, with the option of getting 1 Gbps by the end of the year. Those neighborhoods include Allen, Arlington, Euless, Fairview, Granbury, Irving, McKinney, North Richland Hills, Weatherford and Willow Park.

According to AT&T, speeds up to 100 Mbps start as low as $90 per month, and speeds up to 1 Gbps are as low as $120 per month for residential customers. If you're in one of the areas, you can check out pricing once you get past AT&T's prequalification wall.

I plugged in numerous home for sale addresses in Highland Park and was told GigaPower was not available for any of them. Customers in our forums indicate the $120 is for standalone 1 Gbps on a one year promotional rate, indicating Dallas prices (where Google Fiber isn't going to be) are significantly higher than the $70 being charged by AT&T for the same service in Austin (where Google Fiber will exist).

Officially the company's website indicates there is a 500 GB cap on the 100 Mbps offering, and a 1 TB cap on the 1 Gbps offering, but it's unclear if these are being enforced at the moment.

"The AT&T GigaPower network will continue expanding to new areas, reaching more residents and small businesses across North Texas through the end of 2014 and beyond," AT&T promises.


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Kasoah

join:2013-08-20

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reply to djrobx

Re: Caps are completely unnecessary!

Overcharge fees on fiber, wahahahaha


masterbinky

join:2011-01-06
Carlsbad, NM

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Competition...

No competition? Raise the price 71%.

Otherwise, I'm sure there's some significant difference between dallas and austin, like different state taxes..err.. I mean city taxes to easily explain the differences.