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AT&T To Launch Gigabit Service To The Home, Business In GR

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. announced it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T
Fiber internet service in parts of Grand Rapids, the company’s first
expansion of the service in West Michigan.

AT&T introduced the service in metropolitan Detroit last year —
specifically, parts of Canton Township, Clinton Township, Novi and
South Lyon — and plans to expand the service to Ann Arbor, Detroit,
Ferndale and Roseville later this year.

The service will offer homes, apartments and small business locations service at a blazing 1 billion bits per second.

AT&T has rolled out the service in 52 metropolitan areas across the country and plans to add another 23 soon.

AT&T says gigabit speed allows users to download a 90-minute HD movie in a little over 30 seconds. It also allows effortless, glitch-free telecommuting and videoconferencing.

The company says it invested nearly $1.65 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Michigan between 2013 through 2015.

Visit att.com/fibermap to see if the service is available in your area.

California High-Speed Data Provider Expands Into Michigan

SOUTHFIELD — Fremont, Calif.-based Hurricane Electric announced it had established a network Point of Presence (PoP) at the Southfield data center of 123Net.

The company said it was its first PoP in Michigan.

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Livonia City Government Doubles Bandwidth With WOW

LIVONIA — The city of Livonia has partnered with Denver-based Wide Open West, a cable TV provider that does business as WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone, to offer its WOW! Business fiber-optic connectivity.

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Comcast Business Expands Multi-Gigabit Network In Michigan

PLYMOUTH — Comcast Business announced it has completed a two-year, $8.3 million expansion of its fiber-based network in Michigan that adds more than 70 miles of fiber to 1,260 buildings housing 2,260 business tenants across southeastern Michigan.

The newly served areas include Midtown Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing.

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Comcast To Deliver Gigabit Service Throughout Detroit

DETROIT — It won’t just be in a neighborhood, it’ll be everywhere.

The cable TV and connectivity giant Comcast has announced it is  launching an advanced consumer trial of a new internet service that will deliver data speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second to residential customers throughout the entire city of Detroit.

The service is the first citywide 1 Gig service offered in Detroit and one of the first in the nation.

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AT&T Fires Up 100% Fiber Network in Southeast Michigan

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. says it has launched its ultra-fast 100-percent fiber optic internet service in parts of southeast Michigan.

The company says it now connects eligible homes, apartments and small business locations in the area to a 1-gigabit-per-second internet connection under the AT&T Fiber brand.

AT&T has made AT&T Fiber available in parts of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties by launching in Canton Township, the South Lyon area, Clinton Township and Novi.

The company said it plans to expand access to ultra-fast internet speeds in parts of Detroit, Ann Arbor, Roseville and Ferndale in mid-2017.

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AT&T Brings Faster Network To More Of West Michigan

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. Friday announced it had activated an upgrade to bring faster speeds to more than 65 cell sites in Kent, Ottawa, Cass and Allegan counties and surrounding areas.

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AT&T Brings Gigabit Speed To Michigan

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. said it is bringing 1 gigabit per second upload and download speeds to its AT&T Business Fiber internet customers.

Gigabit speed means businesses can download 8,000 pages of documents in a second, download a two-hour high-definition video in 36 minutes, and backup a one-terabyte hard drive in two and a half hours.

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123.Net Expands Detroit Wireless Internet Presence

DETROIT — As part of its continuing wireless network expansion, 123.Net has added a new wireless Point-of-Presence (PoP) site atop the historic Maccabees Building at 5057 Woodward Ave. in Midtown Detroit.  The building is currently owned and operated by Wayne State University.

This is 123.Net’s fifth PoP location in Detroit. The company said it can now provide connectivity at up to 2 gigabits per second to any location in the Downtown, Midtown and New Center areas.

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AT&T Joins Gigabit Internet Parade

DETROIT — AT&T Inc. says it is planning to expand its gigabit-speed AT&T GigaPower service to homes, apartments and businesses in the Detroit area during 2016.

The exact locations and timing of the new service in the Detroit area is not yet available, the telecom giant said.

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