The city of Durham, North Carolina ratified an agreement with AT&T for its FTTH U-verse with GigaPower service capable of up to 1 gigabit per second. The agreement stemmed from a North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) initiative, which is comprised of six cities, four leading universities, and local business leaders working to encourage development of high-speed broadband networks in the state.
In addition, similar AT&T U-verse with GigaPower plans, related to the NCNGN initiative, are currently approved in Winston-Salem and pending ratification in four other North Carolina areas – Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh.
“We’re pleased that AT&T is choosing Durham to rollout their next round of U-verse with GigaPower,” said Wanda Page, Deputy City Manager of the City of Durham. “Our national reputation as a center for advanced medical research and care is built on cutting-edge technology in the hands of gifted physicians and researchers. A network of this magnitude would expand those capabilities and increase collaboration across industries.”