Nashville to get AT&T's 'ultra-fast' Internet

All-fiber GigaPower network promises 1 gigabit speed

AT&T is bringing its 'ultra-fast' fiber Internet to Nashville, the company confirmed today.

In a release, AT&T said its all-fiber GigaPower provides symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. Nashville was short-listed for the upgrade in April after a successful launch of the system in Austin.
The telecom is already deploying additional fiber and electronics to Nashville's existing network in Nashville, which it saidwill enable customers to have access to the fastest available speeds. In addition, the upgrade allows Uverse TV customers the ability to record five HD streams simultaneously and offers one terabyte of DVR storage.

“AT&T has been investing and innovating for nearly 135 years," Joelle Phillips (pictured), president of AT&T Tennessee, said in the release. "Deployment of this ultra-fast broadband service for consumers and businesses in Nashville is just the latest step in delivering the newest technology to this community.

Phillips thanked Mayor Karl Dean, Gov. Bill Haslam, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell and other Metro and state leaders "who have worked so diligently to craft policies that support tech investment" in Tennessee.

"Smart public policy decisions in Nashville and in Tennessee play a key role in driving investment — decisions like enacting competitively neutral ordinances at the local level and modernizing regulatory statutes at the state level," Phillips said.

The company is finalizing locations, availability and pricing for the GigaPower system.