AT&T, Cary reach agreement for high-speed Internet

From staff reportsJune 20, 2014 

— AT&T has reached an agreement with Cary to install high-speed Internet in parts of town, the company announced Friday.

The fiber network service, available to residents and businesses, is known as U-Verse with GigaPower.

It is capable of speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. The company said the service will deliver speeds up to 10 times faster than what is currently available in Cary.

Customers can download 25 songs in one second, a television show in less than three seconds and a movie in less than 36 seconds, according to AT&T.

The agreement is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network, which is made up of six cities, four universities and local businesses. The network’s goal is to development high-speed Internet throughout the state.

Durham, Raleigh and Winston-Salem have already approved agreements. AT&T has also asked for approval from Carrboro and Chapel Hill.

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