AT&T (NYSE: T) on Monday launched its ultra-fast Internet service in parts of Charlotte and surrounding communities.

The Queen City area is the third market in North Carolina where AT&T has begun deployment of GigaPower as part of its U-verse entertainment and communications service.

“We’re excited to launch our ultra-high-speed AT&T GigaPower network in the Charlotte area.  Residents and small businesses want the latest technologies and AT&T is delivering,” said Venessa Harrison, AT&T North Carolina’s president. “The AT&T GigaPower network will help encourage economic growth by facilitating a new wave of innovation through enhanced opportunities for education, health, research and small business growth.”  

Internet speeds of up to one gigabit, or a hundred times faster than cable Internet access, start at $70 per month.

Parts of the Triangle and Winston-Salem already have GigaPower service where AT&T is also building the North Carolina Next Generation Network.

AT&T also has expanded the capabilities and reach of its wireless Wi-Fi service.

Packages for services include:

  • U-verse High Speed Internet Premier: Internet speeds up to 1Gbps starting as low as $70 a month.
  • U-verse High Speed Internet Premier + TV: Internet speeds up to 1Gbps and qualifying TV service starting as low as $120 a month.
  • U-verse High Speed Internet Premier + TV + Voice: Internet speeds up to 1Gbps with qualifying TV service and Unlimited U-verse Voice starting as low as $150 a month.

The GigaPower service is being rolled out in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Cupertino, Calif., Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Nashville and Kansas City.

Greensboro is on the future deployment list along with Jacksonville, Fla., Miami, St. Louis and San Antonio.

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