SF to receive faster Internet with new AT&T GigaPower network

S.F. Examiner file photo

S.F. Examiner file photo

A handful of Bay Area cities including San Francisco will get a boost in their Internet speeds starting Tuesday under a partnership with AT&T, company officials said.

AT&T has launched its GigaPower Network that will provide speeds of up to a gigabit per second in parts of San Francisco, San Jose, Dublin, Mountain View, Santa Clara and San Ramon, company officials said.

The Cupertino area already benefits from the service that started last year and there are plans to triple the number of places with the network by the end of the year, according to company officials.

“By expanding GigaPower to additional cities in the Bay Area beyond Cupertino, we are demonstrating our continued commitment to our customers whose appetite for high speed data continues to grow,” said Jeni Bell, AT&T’s vice president and general manager of Northern California and Northern Nevada.

“As the way in which we communicate and seek entertainment become more data-intensive, our customers will benefit from our expansion of our GigaPower service,” Bell said.

The company estimates the faster Internet will allow customers to download 25 songs in a second, a TV show in three seconds and a high-definition movie in less than 36 seconds.

“We are proud to have the AT&T GigaPower network and look forward to the new economic and innovation opportunities it will enable for our residents, entrepreneurs and small businesses,” Mountain View Vice Mayor Ken Rosenberg said in a statement.

Rosenberg was expected to join AT&T corporate officials, other elected leaders and community members to announce the expansion in Mountain View on Tuesday afternoon.AT&T GigaPowerBay Area Newsinternet

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Crab fisherman Skip Ward of Marysville casts his crab net out off a pier near Fort Point. (Craig Lee/Special to The	Examiner)
San Francisco came back to life, and we captured it all

Last spring, in the early days of the pandemic, the bestselling authors… Continue reading

Revelers at Madrone Art Bar in the early hours of June 15, 2021 (Courtesy Power Quevedo).
No social distancing at Motown-themed dance party

‘I don’t care how anyone feels, I just want to dance!’

<em>The San Francisco Peace Pagoda stands tall in between Japan Center East and West malls.</em>
 (Ida Mojadad/The Examiner)
Patrons return to the Japantown mall

‘We’re so happy—it’s really hard to make a profit’

Scenes from an SFO-bound BART train on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, the day California fully reopened for business after the COVID pandemic. (Al Saracevic/SF Examiner)
SF reopens: BART riders dreading the end of the pandemic

‘I’ve forgotten what it’s like to be packed like sardines’

Micael Butial stands as he holds an umbrella that he painted with the words “Stop Asian Hate” at a rally held to show support for Asian and Pacific Islanders communities, Sunday, March 21, 2021 in San Francisco. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Inside the California organization tracking anti-Asian hate incidents

By Mallika Seshadri CalMatters Richard Lim was walking along a quiet sidewalk… Continue reading

Most Read