AT&T, Chapel Hill reach fiber agreement

06/24/2014 10:17 AM

06/24/2014 10:19 AM

AT&T has reached an agreement with Chapel Hill to install high-speed Internet in parts of town, the company announced Friday.

The fiber network service, available to residents and businesses, is known as U-Verse with GigaPower.

It is capable of speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second.

Customers can download 25 songs in one second, a television show in less than three seconds and a movie in less than 36 seconds, according to AT&T.

The agreement is part of the North Carolina Next Generation Network, which is made up of six cities, four universities and local businesses. The network's goal is to development high-speed Internet throughout the state.

Durham, Raleigh, Cary and Winston-Salem have already approved agreements. AT&T has also asked for approval from Carrboro.

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