AT&T To Bring ‘GigaPower’ To Miami
AT&T's flurry of GigaPower announcements continued Tuesday with word that it will bring its fiber-based, 1-Gig-capable network to parts of Miami, where Comcast is the incumbent cable operator.
Per its recent string of GigaPower market announcements, AT&T said it will announce pricing and specific target areas at a later date. In addition to the city of Miami, AT&T is also considering GigaPower deployments in several nearby areas, including Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Opa-Locka, and Pompano Beach.
If AT&T follows the blueprint established in Austin, Texas, where it is upgrading speeds from 300 Mbps to 1 Gbps for GigaPower, consumers can expect to pay $70 per month for a “Premier” plan that waives equipment, installation and activation fees, but requires customers to participate in a targeted advertising program called AT&T Internet Preferences, or $99 per month for a “Standard” tier that doesn’t include the targeted ad component.
AT&T launched GigaPower service to parts of Austin late last year and is nearing launches in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Here’s an updated list of other markets where AT&T has committed to deploy its GigaPower network, as well as the incumbent cable operators for each area:
-Austin (Time Warner Cable, Grande Communications)
-Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas (Time Warner Cable, Grande Communications, Charter Communications)
-Cary, N.C.* (TWC)
-Charlotte, N.C.* (TWC)
-Carrboro, N.C.* (TWC)
-Chapel Hill, N.C.* (TWC)
-Durham, N.C.* (TWC)
-Greensboro, N.C. (TWC)
-Houston, Texas (Comcast)
-San Antonio, Texas* (TWC, Grande Communications)
-Overland Park, Kan.* (TWC)
-Nashville, Tenn.* (Comcast)
-Raleigh, N.C.* (TWC)
-Winston-Salem, N.C. (TWC)
*Also a potential buildout site for Google Fiber
In April, AT&T announced it was exploring an expansion of GigaPower to as many as 100 additional cities (opens in new tab) across 25 markets. It has also proposed to expand GigaPower to an additional 2 million customers as a condition of its pending acquisition of DirecTV.
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