AT&T Launches ‘GigaPower’ in St. Louis

AT&T has launched its fiber-based GigaPower services platform in parts of St. Louis, where the telco tangles with incumbent MSO Charter Communications.

AT&T said GigaPower, which delivers up to 1 Gbps, is now available in portions of the city, along with St. Charles and University City, with more areas to be added in the region by the end of the year. AT&T announced it would add St. Louis to its GigaPower mix in November 2015.

AT&T’s 1-Gig  offering there starts at $90 per month for subs who participate in AT&T Internet Preferences, the company’s targeted Web advertising program. Customers have the option to bundle in the pay TV packages from DirecTV (acquired by AT&T in July 2015), or U-verse TV.  

AT&T recently moved its GigaPower service to an unlimited data plan. U-verse Internet subs on tiers of up to 300 Mbps have moved to a 1-terabyte monthly data plan, paying $10 for additional buckets of 50 gigabytes, and also have the option to purchase an unlimited plan for an additional $30 per month.  Customers who bundle U-verse Internet with U-verse TV or DirecTV service and pay for services on a single bill, still get unlimited home Internet data for no additional charge.

AT&T said its GigaPower network now reaches 2.2 million locations across 27 metros, and still has plans to add 29 more. All in, the plan is to deliver GigaPower to 14 million residential and commercial locations, the telco said.