Less than two months after Google announced it was considering San Antonio as a location for it's new super fast 'Google fiber' internet service, 1200 WOAI news has learned that AT&T is also eyeing San Antonio for it's 'U-Verse With GigaPower' fiber service, which would provide similarly fast service.
"With the leadership of Mayor Castro, San Antonio is a testament to what is possible when policies encourage investment in technology," AT&T Regional Vice President Renee Flores told 1200 WOAI news.
At next week's City Council meeting, council will consider granting AT&T the same deal that Google was granted last month, the right to use city property, mainly exiting police and fire stations and libraries, to erect 'prefabricated communications equipment shelters' and to string fiber along existing city rights of way.
"AT&T Texas has approached the City with plans to expand its U-Verse network to reach residential customers," city officials said "This means that AT&T will be able to deliver to residential consumers broadband speeds of up to one gigabit."
Flores says having two competing services each offering high speed internet will be a huge boost to San Antonio.
"We look forward to continuing our work with Mayor Castro on a master lease agreement which could facilitate AT&T's continued expansion of our high speed internet in San Antonio," Flores said.