AT&T is gearing up for an expansion that could see fiber rolled out to 100 cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles and St. Louis.
In total, 21 metropolitan areas are included in the tentative plans. It would give U-verse clients a big boost, bumping Internet speeds to 1 gigabit per second, which – according to AT&T – could allow an HD movie to be downloaded in just over 30 seconds.
“We’re delivering advanced services that offer consumers and small businesses the ability to do more, faster, help communities create a new wave of innovation, and encourage economic development,” said Lori Lee, senior executive vice president of AT&T Home Solutions, in a statement.
AT&T has already deployed its fiber network in Austin and Dallas.