AT&T Launching GigaPower in Miami

AT&TResidential and small business customers in Miami can expect to soon benefit from symmetrical broadband speeds of 1-gigabit per second as AT&T prepares to roll out its GigaPower network.

Miami isn’t alone – the company has said it is also looking at other nearby areas including Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Opa-Locka and Pompano Beach. The move comes on the heels of an upgrade in Austin, Texas, where AT&T is facing stiff competition from Google Fiber and Grande Communications.

Just how fast is the service? To put it in perspective, a user can download 25 songs in one second, an entire TV show in three seconds or an HD movie in about 35 seconds.

“For well over a century AT&T has been committed to bringing the latest, most advanced technology to our Miami customers and today’s announcement is the latest step in fulfilling that commitment,” said Joe York, president of AT&T Florida – external affairs, in a press release.

“Smart public policy decisions, such as adopting competitively neutral local ordinances and modernizing state regulatory statutes, play a key role in driving investment.

“Today’s announcement reflects the wisdom of the forward-looking leadership of Mayor Tomas Regalado and other state and local leaders who have worked diligently for many years to create a public policy climate that encourages investment in advanced technology in Miami and in Florida.”