AT&T begins rolling out gigabit speeds in Austin


Looks like AT&T(s t) so far is beating Google(s goog) to the fiber-to-the-home punch as the telecommunications company is beginning the upgrade to true gigabit speeds to its existing Austin, Texas, Gigapower customers.

The upgrades will take place over the next few weeks, and customers won’t have to do anything in order to get them. If you have the service, drop me a line when you see your speed boost, because I’m curious what areas will get it first. If you are curious about AT&T’s equipment and other upgrades associated with delivering this service, check out our story here.

AT&T announced that it planned to deliver FTTH service to certain parts of Austin on the same day Google named Austin, Texas as the second city to get its gigabit service. The Google service was planned to begin operations in the middle of 2014, but other than Google’s permits and some…

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