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Old 04-13-2015, 01:05 PM
 
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AT&T said this morning that it will offer far faster “gigabit” home Internet speeds in limited parts of metro Atlanta starting today. Residential and small business customers in certain parts of the cities of Atlanta, Decatur, Sandy Springs and Newnan will be eligible to sign up for the service, the company said at a press conference Monday morning.

But the AT&T price — $120 a month per month for Internet only service — is significantly higher than the $70 or so range that rival Google has indicated it will offer for similar service in some parts of metro Atlanta. The gigabit-per-second speeds are 100 times faster than what the average U.S. home has.

Comcast, the metro area’s dominant cable TV provider, recently announced local plans for two gigabit-per-second speeds — twice as fast as that pledged by either Google or AT&T locally. Comcast is expected to roll out its service next month.
AT&T aims to be first to roll out gigabit home speeds in Atlanta | www.ajc.com
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Around two weeks ago, I switched from Comcast to Uverse for internet. I have had both before but Uverse was not in the area when I moved. Uverse/AT&T said they were planning to update their lines and connectivity speed in the very near future, but I'd be grandfathered in for those improvements with the current rates.

I have also noticed Comcast commercials saying they are going to be the fastest thing running in town.

I think all of them seem to be stepping up their game for fear of how successful Google internet may be once it is implemented in the area.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: In your feelings
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Yep, just the announcement of competition was all it took for both Comcast and AT&T to say they'll be improving their level of service. I don't see how it's so hard for some people to understand why Google Fiber is significant.

I haven't found a single area of the city where it's actually available, though, even though AT&T said it launched Monday. I checked several Uverse neighborhoods and all of them said gigabit was unavailable.

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Old 04-14-2015, 08:13 AM
 
Location: North Fulton, GA
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AT&T is putting Uverse in our neighborhood- they haven't started digging, but spray paint and flag markers are everywhere....
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:19 AM
 
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I love Uverse, the TV is much better than cable.

But the internet isn't nearly as good. Not sure if it's the actual speed of the line, or if AT&T just doesn't use as good equipment as Comcast, but my Roku can't always get the best video. Sometimes, it craps out entirely.

Some people say they do DNS filtering. I don't know, but I do know that I like competition because it tends to force companies to stop all that garbage.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I love Uverse, the TV is much better than cable.

But the internet isn't nearly as good. Not sure if it's the actual speed of the line, or if AT&T just doesn't use as good equipment as Comcast, but my Roku can't always get the best video. Sometimes, it craps out entirely.

Some people say they do DNS filtering. I don't know, but I do know that I like competition because it tends to force companies to stop all that garbage.

I kind of liked the Uverse tv best of all. I'm not the biggest fan of a bundle, but now every service is separate; they are not equal.
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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I know AT&T needs to bring U-Verse to all of the City of Atlanta first since they are so sorry at carrying out the full roll out of the service to the city proper. It's so bizarre how some of my friends whom reside and are property owners intown are unable to access U-Verse yet so many areas in the suburban areas. It's embarrassing and AT&T needs to do better by Atlanta.
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