Cupertino to get super-fast broadband service

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP)

Cupertino will become the first city west of the Rockies to get AT&T’s super-fast broadband Internet service.

The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/1AxJAA9 ) AT&T will announce Wednesday that it will bring its GigaPower service to Apple’s hometown.

The newspaper says GigaPower promises download speeds of up to one gigabit per second ?which is fast enough to download a high-definition movie in 30 seconds. That’s 100 times faster than the connection in the average American home.

AT&T says it plans to offer GigaPower to Cupertino residents as early as December, or early next year. The company hopes to eventually roll out the super-fast service to other Bay Area cities.

AT&T hasn’t set pricing. In Austin, the company charges $70 a month for gigabit Internet access.

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