NASHVILLE, Tenn. – AT&T has announced plans to expand its high-speed fiber network to Nashville.
Monday’s announcement comes four months after the company announced a major initiative to expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities across 25 markets nationwide.
AT&T said Nashville customers will have access to its fastest Internet speeds available.
The GigaPower network will offer upload and download broadband speeds of up to one gigabit per second and the network's "most advanced TV services.” One gigabit per second is approximately 100 times what U.S. consumers typically get with broadband.
Specific availability in Nashville and pricing were set to be announced at a later date, according to a release.
AT&T said it is also considering five other Tennessee areas – Clarksville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Spring Hill as candidate municipalities for the service.
AT&T already offers its GigaPower Network in Austin, Texas. The release said they have plans expand that network in order to double the households served in that area due to high demand.
They also have announced plans to expand to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas this summer. Agreements have also been reached to bring AT&T GigaPower to Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem.
A rival offering from Google Inc. is available in Kansas City and is coming soon to Austin and Provo, Utah.
Google announced in February that it was working with city officials to bring its Google Fiber service to Nashville, but the final announcement was not expected until the end of the year.