AT&T Inc. plans to roll out faster-speed fiberoptic Internet access to 38 additional cities in 20 states, part of a commitment made to regulators to gain approval for its acquisition of DirecTV.
The service, a competing offer to Alphabet Inc.’s Google Fiber, is now available in Los Angeles and West Palm Beach, Fla., and next year in cities in the Southeast and Midwest, AT&T said Monday. Called GigaPower, it can reach speeds of 1 gigabit per second — about 100 times faster than standard Internet access.
As part of the $48.5 billion DirecTV deal, AT&T committed to expanding its fiber buildout to 12.5 million locations.
GigaPower is now available in parts of 20 U.S. cities.