AT&T Moves Ahead With Two High-Speed Internet Projects

Steven Pickering
September 11, 2018 - 5:39 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Dallas-based AT&T revealed new plans for two high-speed internet projects during a presentation in San Francisco called AT&T Spark.

AT&T plans to roll out 5G high-speed wireless internet service. The company already has Dallas and Waco on its list of cities to receive its service. The new cities include Houston and San Antonio, along with New Orleans, Jacksonville (Florida) and Louisville (Kentucky).

5G technology is expected to deliver faster data transmission speeds, which will be useful for services ranging from streaming video to virtual reality to self-driving cars.

AT&T also announced that it is in discussions with manufacturers develop equipment for its AirGig technology. That system involves deploying small antennas along power lines to transmit data. Customers would not connect directly to that network, but it could simplify the delivery of high-speed internet by avoiding the need bury fiber-optic cable. AT&T has already conducted a trial of the AirGig technology in Georgia and company officials say they are encouraged by the results.