Decatur getting AT&T ‘ultra-fast’ internet
This story has been updated.
AT&T announced today that it plans to bring its AT&T GigaPower network in Decatur.
The news preempts an announcement by the company’s rival Google. The internet search giant hasn’t made any official announcements about whether it will bring Google Fiber to Decatur, Avondale Estates and several other metro Atlanta cities.
According to a press release, “The all-fiber network will deliver Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services to consumers and small businesses.”
The press release quotes Decatur City Manager Peggy Merriss.
“The City of Decatur is a community that values technology and innovation,” Merriss said. “High speed fiber networks have the potential to increase quality of life for residents, businesses, and visitors, and we are excited to be attracting this type of technological investment.”
AT&T also plans to bring the service to Atlanta, Newnan and Sandy Springs.
“Specific locations of availability and pricing will be announced at a later date,” the press release says.
Google Fiber would provide our area with “Gigabit” Internet connections. An announcement is expected by the end of this year.
A Google spokesperson told Decaturish on Oct. 7, “We’re still aiming to provide an update on planned Google Fiber cities by the end of the year, but I don’t have a more specific update today.”