AT&T announces plans for fiber network in Jax

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —

AT&T will announce a plan to expand an ultra-fast fiber network to residents and small businesses in Jacksonville Tuesday.

The network will be an all-fiber infrastructure, provide broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second and advanced TV services through AT&T Uverse.

The AT&T GigaPower network is being introduced to 100 candidate cities across the nation. Other cities receiving the fiber network include Charlotte, Greensboro, Houston, Miami, Nashville, San Antonio and Winston-Salem.

The 1 gigabit speed means people will be able to download twenty-five songs in 1 second, a TV show in less than 3 seconds, and an HD movie in less than thirty-six seconds.

Mayor Alvin Brown, Joe York, the AT&T state president, Daniel Davis, Chamber of Commerce and Paul McElory, JEA will be at the announcement.

The announcement will be in the large conference room of Mayor Brown’s office at Jacksonville City Hall.