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Super fast Internet

HOUSTON -- AT&T on Tuesday announced plans to bring its ultra-fast "GigaPower" internet service to the City of Houston.

In a press release, the company said the all-fiber network "will provide services featuring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second."

The company will install additional fiber and electronics to Houston's existing network. A specific launch date and service area was not announced, however.

If you're the typical internet user and only have a couple people in your household, GigaPower may be overkill. For homes with multiple Netflix streams, etc., GigaPower should bring relief from the buffering.

AT&T says its GigaPower service will allow customers to download 25 songs in one second, download a TV episode in less than three seconds, and download an HD movie in less than 36 seconds.

In April, the company included Houston on its list of 100 candidate cities for the service, which already competes with Google Fiber in Austin.

AT&T is also working to launch GigaPower in Ft. Worth/Dallas and San Antonio.

On the web: AT&T GigaPower cities

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