AT&T (NYE: T) expands the reach of its fiber-optic Internet service to Greensboro on the same day {a href=”blogpost-1″}}it also took GigaPower into Durham.

The network now offers service in parts of eight N.C. cities.

AT&T already had offered its U-verse entertainment and Internet service in Greensboro. The expansion of fiber speeds means Greensboro area residents and businesses can get net access up to 1 gigabit.

“Residents and small businesses want the latest technologies and AT&T is delivering,” said Venessa Harrison, president of AT&T North Carolina. “The AT&T GigaPower network will help encourage economic development by facilitating a new wave of creativity and innovation through enhanced opportunities for education, health, research and small business growth.”

Also on Monday, AT&T launched GigaPower in parts of Durham as part of its commitment to the North Carolina Next Generation Network.

NCNGN includes access to:

  • Raleigh
  • Durham
  • Winston-Salem
  • Carrboro
  • Cary
  • Chapel Hill

Separately, AT&T also recently launched GigaPower in Charlotte as part of a nationwide expansion plan.