Dunwoody City Councilman John Henghan compares line speed before and after installation of AT&T U-verse with Gigapower.
Dunwoody City Councilman John Henghan compares line speed before and after installation of AT&T U-verse with Gigapower.

City Councilman John Heneghan said his family finally has “lightning fast” Internet speeds with AT&T U-verse with Gigapower, which AT&T announced in August it would bring to Dunwoody.

“The price is a bit more than I was paying previously, but the productivity gained on large uploads should cut my processing time way back,” Heneghan wrote in his blog. “I hope it comes to your neighborhood soon as I am told that it is just a matter of time and, unlike other fiber providers, I believe this service is also available to business customers, too.”

The new Internet service gives customers some of the fastest online speeds available anywhere, offering Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, the company said in a press release. These higher speeds can improve the experience for customers when connecting to the cloud, doing a video conference and playing online games, the release said.

“Customers can download 25 songs in less than a second, a TV show in three seconds or their favorite HD movie in less than 36 seconds,” the release said.

“Residents and small businesses want the latest technologies and AT&T is delivering,” said Beth Shiroishi, president of AT&T Georgia. “The AT&T GigaPower network facilitates a new wave of creativity and innovation through enhanced opportunities for education, health, research and small business growth.”

Customers will also be able to record and store more of their favorite shows – up to 900 hours of SD or 330 hours of HD programming and an app exists to watch live TV channels on smartphones and tablets.

AT&T offers single, double and triple play bundles, so customers can select a combination of services to fit their needs.

The cost of AT&T GigaPower isn’t cheap: $120 per month for standalone service. U-Verse customers will have options to bundle and will also get faster Wi-Fi.