AT&T and Town of Chapel Hill Reach Agreement to Deploy Up to 1 Gigabit Network

Press Release | June 24, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Town officials ratified an agreement with AT&T* to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Chapel Hill.  AT&T will provide U-verse® with GigaPowerSM over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit per second.

The agreement stemmed from a North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) initiative. The NCNGN is comprised of six cities, four leading universities, and local business leaders working to encourage development of high-speed broadband networks in the state. The Town Council authorized Chapel Hill to proceed with the AT&T fiber broadband network agreement on May 28, and it was ratified later in June.

The plan outlines potential fiber deployments to deliver ultra-fast broadband to parts of Chapel Hill. AT&T U-verse with GigaPower will also deliver advanced TV services and Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than what is available in Chapel Hill today.

“This is excellent news for Chapel Hill residents and businesses,” said Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt. “The agreement with AT&T will contribute to our efforts to offer a new level of participation in digital democracy and civic engagement, expand opportunities for education and research, and drive job creation and economic growth.”

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