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[April 21, 2014]
BRIEF: AT&T considering Greensboro for high-speed Internet [News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. :: ]
(News & Record (Greensboro, NC) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) April 21--GREENSBORO -- AT&T is considering Greensboro for its ultra-high-speed internet service.
The service, called U-verse with GigaPower, delivers up to 1 Gigabit per second of content, faster than the fastest consumer Internet service available, the company said in a news release.
Greensboro is one candidate among 21 metropolitan areas the company is considering for the service.
AT&T has already announced that it will provide the service in Winston-Salem and Raleigh-Durham.
The first operational GigaPower city is Austin, Tex.
AT&T's GigaPower is a direct competitor to Google Fiber, which began building a similar network in Kansas City in 2011.
AT&T and Google Fiber are both considering Charlotte and Google Fiber may also go up against AT&T in Raleigh-Durham.
Other cities on the list that AT&T released today include Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles and Kansas City.
AT&T said it will talk with local leaders to discuss local infrastructure, potential demand and other issues, according to the news release.
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