Asheville chosen as an AT&T GigaPower city

AT&T announced that Asheville will be among cities where AT&T plans to to expand the availability of ultra-fast speeds through AT&T GigaPower to homes, apartments and small businesses.

AT&T’s GigaPower is described as an “ultra-fast Internet service.”

Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second over the AT&T GigaPower network let you instantly access the latest online movies, music, games and more, according to a news release. AT&T GigaPower can also improve user experience when connecting to the cloud and videoconferencing, and gives users the speed to power multiple devices.

“Everyone wants the fastest and strongest Internet,” said Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer. “High-speed Internet connections improve access to education, health care and employment opportunities. Today’s announcement that AT&T will bring ultra-fast fiber network to our community is great news for consumers and small businesses.”

AT&T GigaPower is now available in 20 of the nation’s largest metro areas. With this move, AT&T GigaPower will come to 38 additional metros across the United States, totaling some 54 metros served, including in the Asheville area.

Read the announcement here.

It’s unclear when the service will come online in Asheville. An AT&T GigaPower network map lists Asheville as “under way.”