AT&T Trumps Google with first gigabit internet in Raleigh

by Lauren K. Ohnesorge | Triangle Business Journal | June 18, 2014

It’s official: Raleigh is getting fiber internet – with or without Google Fiber.

The City has ratified an agreement with AT&T to bring in its ultra-fast “GigaPower” service – an extension of AT&T U-Verse. The service operates over a fiber network and has speeds that can reach 1 gigabit per second.

Specifically, the agreement stems from a North Carolina Next Generation Network initiative. AT&T’s proposal is the only plan to come from the initiative thus far – though officials tell me they’re still looking at other companies.

As it comes out of the university-driven effort, AT&T’s plan includes an altruistic component, with public WiFi and a commitment to serve low-income areas…

To read the full article at the Triangle Business Journal, click HERE.