An AT&T fiber-to-the-home utility cabinet. CNET/Marguerite Reardon
AT&T has made good on its promise to deliver 1Gbps broadband speeds to customers in Austin, Texas.
The carrier has upgraded its fiber-based GigaPower broadband service to 1Gbps speeds, AT&T said Monday. Customers already subscribed to GigaPower in Austin will automatically see their speeds increase from 300Mbps to 1Gbps at no additional charge. Pricing for the service starts at $70 a month.
AT&T announced the 1Gbps U-verse with GigaPower service in Austin in April 2013 -- within a week of Google's announcement that it would bring the 1Gbps Google Fiber broadband service to Austin for $70 per month.
AT&T launched its GigaPower service, which uses fiber to deliver the broadband service, in December but wasn't initially able to deliver the 1Gbps speeds to end users. Instead it offered a 300Mbps service and promised that an upgrade was coming in 2014. Now, the company is fulfilling that promise.