AT&T plans to expand internet fiber network in city of St. Louis

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 3, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 3 at 4:33 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – AT&T recently announced plans to give more people access to a speedy internet connection in the City of St. Louis.

The company said it will roll out - what it calls - giga powered service. Crews will build fiber optic lines directly to homes, which will allow up to a gigabit per second internet speed. The company said that translates to downloading an HD movie in less than 40 seconds.

AT&T told News 4 the first neighborhoods to see construction will be those that already have UVerse service, especially those that receive it through overhead utility lines.

AT&T said it is unsure how much it would cost a family to upgrade once construction is finished. The company also said the average household will not likely use giga per second speed.

The City of St. Louis has agreed to streamline the permit process that is needed to build the fiber optic lines. The company did not provide a timeline as to when the project will be complete.

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