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.
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.