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AT&T bringing gigabit Internet to Silicon Valley with Cupertino push

updated 02:14 pm EDT, Wed August 20, 2014

Gigabit Internet will become available in Cupertino

AT&T has become the first major telecommunications provider to declare it will offer a gigabit Internet service in Silicon Valley in the future. The high-speed service will roll out in Cupertino, Apple's base of operations, though the company has not yet revealed when it will roll out the network in the area, when it will be available to customers, nor how much it will ultimately cost.

The move into Silicon Valley puts pressure on Google and its own service, Google Fiber. AT&T has previously suggested it would expand its networks in the Bay Area, including Campbell, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Mountain View, with this last area being the home to Google itself. Google has already advised it was targeting San Jose for expansion, so AT&T's announcement may force Google into rolling out its network quicker in the area.

So far, AT&T currently operates its U-Verse with GigaPower network in Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth areas. GigaPower is also earmarked for future rollouts in Charlotte, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Fla., Miami, Nashville, Overland Park, Kan., Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio, and Winston-Salem.



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