AT&T’s gigabit internet beats Google Fiber to Silicon Valley

Well, this has to be awkward: the first company to bring gigabit internet to Silicon Valleyisn’t Google, it’s AT&T. The telco’s ultra-high speed U-verse service will land in Cupertino in a few months, meaning that Apple employees (or any other subscribers in the area) will be able to test AT&T’s claim that you can download 25 songs in a single second sometime soon. AT&T’s senior VP of U-verse Eric Boyer tells Bloomberg that bringing Gigapower to the city is a “no brainer” considering how intrinsic bandwidth is to the area. For its part, Google has plans to expand Fiber’s rollout into nearby San Jose, but when that’ll happen is anyone’s guess — maybe this could, ahem, speed that along.


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