Keeping true to its promise to bring super high speed broadband service to even more homes and business establishments, AT&T has revealed its plans of bringing its newly branded AT&T Fiber service to 11 more cities across the United States. These cities include Gainesville and Panama City in Florida, Columbus in Georgia, the Central Kentucky metro area, Lafayette in Louisiana, Biloxi-Gulfport in Mississippi, the Northeast Mississippi area, Wilmington in North Carolina, Knoxville and the Southeastern Tennessee area, and Corpus Christi in Texas.
The second biggest wireless carrier in the US makes its broadband expansion plans known just as its competitor service, Google Fiber, is reportedly scaling back its roll out. Google Fiber was the first big branded service to offer gigabit speed broadband at accessible pricing, but apparently, it was not able to hit its subscriber volume targets and is now looking to cut its spending. It has reportedly ceased temporarily its project in Portland in Oregon, as well as its construction efforts in San Jose in California.
And it does not help that AT&T is suing Google in Nashville and Louisville, further putting Google Fiber’s deployments in those areas on hold. The wireless carrier had filed a lawsuit in the US District Court in Nashville almost a couple of weeks ago. Two days earlier, Nashville Metro Council passed a One Touch Make Ready rule that allows new ISPs to have quicker access to utility poles. Basically, this rule allows a company to complete all needed wire adjustments on utility poles itself, without having to wait for providers like AT&T and Comcast to deploy work crews in moving their own wires. Google Fiber had stated that it was waiting on AT&T and Comcast to move wires on almost 8,000 utility poles. But AT&T has sued, claiming that the law was preempted by FCC pole attachment rules and was in violation of AT&T’s 58 year old pole attachment contract with the city of Nashville.
Almost three years ago, AT&T had debuted its 1 gigabit broadband service in the city of Austin in Texas. After that, the wireless giant has since expanded its service to parts of 29 cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. According to AT&T, it has the ability to deliver its broadband service to over 3 million locations across America.
AT&T’s grand plan is to roll out its gigabit broadband service in 67 metro areas in the US. The company is also looking to set up fully functioning networks in 45 of those 64 metro areas before the start of 2017. Three years from now, AT&T is confident that it will be bringing its gigabit broadband service to over 12.5 million locations in the country.
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