AT&T’s gigabit answer to Google Fiber is expanding the company announced recently. GigaPower is coming to 38 additional metropolitan areas and, when complete, will bring AT&T’s gigabit service to 56 cities and regions. Currently, GigaPower is live in 18 areas, including Los Angeles and West Palm Beach, which were added in the past few days, although it’s important to note that the GigaPower installations do not cover the entire region or city, but only certain areas.
As it expands its gigabit footprint, AT&T seems to have implemented a policy to charge less for services in areas where the company is competing with Google Fiber, and more where they are the only gigabit service available. Also, these notifications by AT&T, as well similar ones by Google concerning expansion, don’t mean that faster service is right around the corner for lucky customers: the time frame between the announcements and actual availability of super-fast internet connectivity is usually quite long.