NFL: Dallas Cowboys pregame show on 105.3 The Fan | Listen OnlinePreview: Eagles vs Cowboys | Local Picks | Pick'em To Win | Cowboys News

Local

AT&T Challenges Google Fiber In Austin

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

453641528 10 AT&T Challenges Google Fiber In AustinAdorbale Baby Animals To Put A Smile On Your Face

christmas on kluv dl AT&T Challenges Google Fiber In AustinListen To Christmas Music

180648074 8 AT&T Challenges Google Fiber In AustinFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now II

452359780 10 AT&T Challenges Google Fiber In AustinMissing Summer?

cowb thumb AT&T Challenges Google Fiber In AustinCowboys Cheerleaders

The AT&T logo is seen. (credit: Etienne Franchi/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: Etienne Franchi/AFP/Getty Images)

AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) - AT&T Inc. will challenge Google Fiber by offering Austin residents the same ultra-fast Internet connection that the search giant plans to roll out in 2014.

AT&T announced Tuesday that it will deliver “gigabit” speeds to some Austin neighborhoods starting in December. That would put AT&T’s fiber-optic broadband service on the ground before Google Fiber, which is scheduled to become available next year.

Gigabit speeds are 100 times faster than what is currently available through most broadband providers.

Google picked Austin earlier this year as only the second city in the country to be wired with Google Fiber.

AT&T, which is based in Dallas, has not yet announced pricing for its U-Verse with GigaPower plan. Google Fiber is currently only up and running in Kansas City, where residents pay $70 a month.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Latest News:

Top Trending: