Updated Dec. 8, 2014 at 10:16 a.m.

Premium Lock AT&T formally launching ultra-fast Internet in parts of Triangle

Published: 2014-12-08 07:58:00
Updated: 2014-12-08 10:16:57

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AT&T is formally announcing deployment of its ultra-fast Internet service known as GigaPower in Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Winston-Salem today as part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network. Durham will be added later....

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As the founder of a fiber to the home initiative in Wake Forest, NC... Can the press please stop generalizing "Wake Forest"... Your story should say "Wake Forest University"... The town and the college as you should know are far more than an hour apart from eachother.
Fiber to the press release the only thing that will make this widely available is the arrival of google fiber. Without competition we are stuck with subpar internet and even more subpar companies that have no problem calling themselves private businesses while they take the government money. If google fiber comes here the death star will string fiber so fast your head will spin.
Frontier currently only offers 10Mbps sattelite broadband at $75, and 5Mbps at $65 where I live. This would have me end up paying more for lower speeds. Hopefully Google can pull through and offer 1Gbps for $70 around here as well. Maybe when they do they'll disrupt the market enough to where others will review their offerings.
FYI, Frontier's "fiber" is 24 Mbps. I'm in Durham and just got off the phone with them.

Whoever wrote this wasn't very clear about Durham's future, either. "Added later"? Does that mean next week? Next year?
From what I was able to find, Google Fiber prices their Gigabit service at $70/month. Compared to the $120/month from AT&T seems like a huge difference. Also, according to AT&T's small print, after 12 months the standard rate applies, whatever that might end up being. Google Fiber's pricing appears to be their standard rate. Google Fiber also doesn't have a data cap. AT&T has a data cap of 1TB, after which it's $50 for each additional 50GB. Seeing AT&T's pricing and terms & conditions is making me less likely to opt for this and wait for Google. Of course, once Google appears I will check their T&C as well.
AT&T should publish an availability map showing those areas where GigaPower service is available and projected dates for future service availability areas.
As has been the case for the past several years the AT&T "Check Availability" site indicates that the ZipCode associated with my address is not correct. I know my ZipCode but AT&T does not agree...Go figure.
Re: Durham; confusing article. Since past articles mentioned Durham in the mix and this one doesn't, is Durham out of the availability for AT&T? Are we stuck with Frontier? Please clarify.
just called. not one address in NC is available. ISP's continue to get their cake and eat it too.
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