- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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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Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com