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14 October 2014

AT&T Announces 1 Gigabyte per Second Internet Service for Metro Atlanta

AT&T confirmed today it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to portions of the metro Atlanta area, including the cities of Atlanta, Decatur, Newnan, and Sandy Springs.

The AT&T announcement was met with cheers from the mayors of all four cities.

""he City of Newnan welcomes the opportunity for AT&T to bring ultra-fast Internet service to our residents and small businesses," said Newnan Mayor Keith Brady. "We all know that speed is king in the online world. Having access to these very high speeds will help us strengthen Newnan's competitive position as a digital crossroads and communications hub. We want the City of Newnan to be on the leading edge of technology and innovation."

"As a city that prides itself on creating a favorable environment for investment and innovation, I am happy to see AT&T bringing its ultra-high speed fiber network to the City of Atlanta," said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. "This is a great opportunity for our residents, businesses and visitors, who all stand to benefit from this new service. The City of Atlanta is one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the United States and a hotbed for entrepreneurial activity. U-verse with AT&T GigaPower service will complement this engine of economic growth and help pave the way for future opportunities."

The all-fiber network will deliver Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. How fast is 1 Gigabit? With internet speeds that fast, 25 songs could be downloaded in one second; a TV show could be downloaded in less than 3 seconds; and an HD online movie could be downloaded in less than 36 seconds.

Local residents and small businesses on the AT&T GigaPower network will also experience cutting-edge TV services with the ability to watch and record five simultaneous HD streams, and AT&T's largest capacity DVR with a one terabyte hard drive.