AT&T has identified the areas in Austin, Texas, where the telecom will introduce a gigabit service next month to "tens of thousands of customers" who will receive downloads topping out at 300 megabits per second until speeds escalate to 1 Gbps in 2014. AT&T is following Google's Kansas City model for selecting its first customers by encouraging those in affluent neighborhoods to lobby for service. "These votes are helping us identify where the need for speed and advanced TV services is the greatest and will help guide our future GigaPower expansion plans," said Dahna Hull, who runs AT&T Services in Austin.

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