US telecoms giant AT&T has announced plans to connect homes, apartments and small business locations to its Gigabit broadband service in ten new metropolitan areas before the end of October. The plan forms part of the telco’s ongoing commitment to bring its 1Gbps service to at least 67 metro areas – 45 of which will be connected by the end of the year. The ten new metropolitan areas listed are: Augusta, Georgia; Bakersfield, California; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Huntsville, Alabama; Louisville, Kentucky; Lubbock, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; Mobile, Alabama; Greater New Orleans Area; and NW Arkansas.
AT&T has already launched Gigabit broadband in selected parts of 40 of the nation’s largest metro areas, which is now marketed to more than three million locations, of which over 500,000 include apartment and condominium units. The telco says that it is on track to exceed its target of 12.5 million locations by mid-2019.