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AT&T looks to hook up Fort Worth and area cities with fast fiber network

Fort Worth and several area cities are among the 100 cities where AT&T plans to expand its GigaPower ultra-fast fiber network. AT&T announced plans to begin talks with municipalities in at least 21 new major metropolitan areas to bring AT&T U-verse with GigaPower, a fiber network that will deliver broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second and U-verse TV. AT&T is already selling the service in and around Austin and recently announced plans to bring the service to Dallas.

Along with Fort Worth, AT&T plans to expand into Arlington, Euless, Grand Prairie and Haltom City. The planned expanded availability of U-verse with GigaPower is part of AT&T’s Project Velocity IP (VIP) investment plan to expand and enhance the company’s wireless and wireline IP broadband networks to support high-speed Internet access, advanced TV services, and new mobile and cloud services. This expanded fiber build is not expected to impact AT&T’s capital investment plans for 2014, according to Dallas-based AT&T.

The list of 21 candidate metropolitan areas announced by AT&T includes: Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Oakland, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, St. Louis, San Francisco, and San Jose. With previously announced markets, AT&T now has committed to or is exploring a total of 25 metro areas for fiber deployment for both consumers and businesses.  

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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