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AT&T installing fiber optic cables in Avondale Estates

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AT&T installing fiber optic cables in Avondale Estates

Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.
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Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.

Photo obtained via the city of Avondale Estates website.

According to the city, AT&T will be installing fiber optic cables in Avondale Estates beginning on Thursday, Sept. 24, and ending on Friday, Oct. 23.

According to the city, “subcontractors will begin installing fiber optic cables underground using horizontal boring technology and on existing utility poles. Work will be performed on existing poles along Franklin, Locust, Oak, Washington, Pine, Olive, Center, Lake, and Parry Streets. Along with Laredo Drive, North Clarendon and Clarendon Ave, Kingstone Road, Fairfield Plaza, Fairfield, Drive, and Exeter Road.”

The company tells the city the work will cause “minimal disruption” to traffic and private property. The work will utilize the city’s right of way.

“If you have any concerns or questions please call Phil Howland, Permitting Concierge Coordinator at 404-294-5400 or the AT&T help line at 1-800-278-8213,” the city says.

The city wasn’t able to say whether the fiber installation is for AT&T’s “GigaPower” service planned for Atlanta. The company announced in April that it planned to introduce internet service that will provide speeds of 1 gigabit per second. The city of Decatur was expected to be among the first cities connected to the service.

AT&T’s fiber service is widely-viewed as a reaction to Google’s plans to bring its own gigabit internet service to the Atlanta market.

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