Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday April 25, 2016

Google Beaten To The Punch by AT&T On Super-Fast Broadband

Isn't competition a great thing? A little pressure from Google and now everyone is offering up gigabit service or lowering their prices. Well, not "everyone," but it is getting a lot better.

Google Fiber has yet to bring its super-fast broadband service to the city of Atlanta. But Comcast Corp. and AT&T Inc. know it’s coming, and they’re offering the 1 gigabit Internet speed Google promised -- and signing up new customers. It’s been six years since Google announced it would lay a fiber network to compete with cable providers and telephone companies. Although it’s now in only four markets, competitors are lowering rates and building faster lines to keep customers from defecting to the technology giant.