Taking a page from the Google Fiber playbook, AT&T has introduced a map that charts the deployment progress of its fiber-based GigaPower platform, highlighting cities that have the 1-Gig service today, have rollouts underway or are being “explored” for potential future launches.
Updated: AT&T pointed out that its new mapping system is more interactive in that it allows customers to view GigaPower markets but also drill down to the city level for more detail on where GigaPower is being deployed and where it will be deployed.
“Potential customers, city officials, gig seekers or anyone planning a move can use the new interactive map at att.com/gigapowermap to keep up on our progress as we add new cities,” Joey Schultz, AT&T’s vice president of home solutions, digital experience, expalined in this blog post.
He said GigaPower is now rolled out to parts of 15 markets, with plans to extend access to cities such as Jacksonville, St. Louis and San Antonio. AT&T, which recently completed its acquisition of DirecTV, plans to extend the reach of GigaPower to 14 million residential and commercial locations.
The map rollout follows a wave of GigaPower expansion announcements made earlier this week:
-Nine additional Dallas/Fort Worth-area cities: Burleson, Cleburne, Fate, Forney, Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Rockwall, The Colony and Trophy Club. Standalone 1-Gig service there starts at $110 per month, if customers opt to participate in AT&T Internet Preferences, the company’s targeted Web ad program.
-Expansion to parts of Cypress, Fulshear and West University Place, in the Houston area. 1-Gig there also starts at $110 a month.
-Extensions to Pompano Beach, Fla., with 1-Gig starting at $120 per month.
-Expansions in the Atlanta area to parts of Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Milton and Woodstock, with 1-Gig starting at $120 per month.
In markets such as Austin, which happens to be in Google Fiber country, AT&T is selling GigaPower for $70 per month.
AT&T has also been applying a monthly data consumption policy to GigaPower that caps usage at 1-terabyte before charging $10 for each additional bucket of 50 Gigabytes, with a maximum monthly overage charge of $30.
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