These kinds of speeds were only dreamed of a few years ago by cord cutters. With the oncoming wave of 4K streaming options (and devices like the Roku 4 with the capability) this should allow full enjoyment of the format without buffering.
The 38 metro areas that AT&T will be entering, starting with the launch of service in parts of the Los Angeles and West Palm Beach metros today, are:
Alabama: Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery
Arkansas: Fort Smith/Northwest Arkansas and Little Rock
California: Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Oakland, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose4
Florida: Pensacola and West Palm Beach
Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Shreveport-Bossier, Jefferson Parish region and the Northshore
Missouri: St. Louis5
North Carolina: Asheville
Ohio: Cleveland and Columbus
Oklahoma: Oklahoma City and Tulsa
South Carolina: Charleston, Columbia and Greenville
Texas: El Paso and Lubbock
According to AT&T, “Customer demand for AT&T GigaPower and sales have exceeded expectations since launching speeds up to 1 gigabit per second in Austin. The faster speeds offered through AT&T GigaPower keep consumers and small businesses connected as they are accessing more content on more devices. This improves a customer’s experience when they are connecting to the cloud, hosting a video conference, streaming videos and music, playing online games and more.”
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