St. Louis area poised to get faster internet speeds

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – AT&T announced that it will be rolling out an expanded GigaPower Network that will improve internet speed to up to 1 gigabit per second to customers in 21 metro areas across the U.S. The company says cities that show the need for expanded speeds will influence future expansions within the selected metro areas.

AT&T is already offering GigaPower services in the Austin, TX area. St. Louis one of the 21 metro areas to be included in the GigaPower Network, with Chesterfield, Edwardsville, IL, Florissant, Granite City, IL and St. Louis will be the first areas to see possible expansion.

The service is expected to allow the following:

  • Internet speeds reaching up to 1 Gigabit per second allowing for downloading an HD online movie in less than 36 seconds, download 25 songs in one second, and download your favorite TV show in less than 3 seconds.
  • Record and watch multiple shows simultaneously, plus greater DVR storage capacity.
  • Super-fast Wi-Fi speeds and the ability to schedule DVR recordings and watch hit TV shows on more than 30 varieties of smartphones, tablets and desktop computers
  • Faster speeds that enable small businesses to upload, download and share large data files and images, back up data remotely in the cloud at one or multiple locations and use videoconference with suppliers, business partners, and customers

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