AT&T GigaBit Connection to Residential Dwellings

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AT&T has announced intentions to bring fiber connections to residential dwellings in the City of Prairie Village. Fiber networks offer connections up to 100 times faster than traditional broadband speeds, allowing for enhanced internet and TV services.  

Construction Map
The map below indicates completed areas as well as current and future areas of construction (as of 01/07/2016).

 

AT&T GigaPower Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is U-verse with AT&T GigaPower?

U-verse with AT&T GigaPower uses Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) technology to provide you with access to the fastest Internet available from AT&T. Whether customers are connecting to the cloud, videoconferencing, online gaming or other services, ultra-fast Internet access will improve the customer experience today and in the future.

The AT&T GigaPower network is 100 percent fiber-optic, which is more effective than copper based networks because fiber is:

  • Lighter
  • More flexible
  • Less likely to experience decreased quality
  • Able to handle increased speeds without being replaced

You continue to need more speed as you use more devices and do more online. AT&T continues to expand the footprint of our fiber network and increase the speeds the network provides.  U-verse with AT&T GigaPower will combine super-fast Internet speeds with enhanced TV services including a DVR with a one-terabyte hard drive, record up to 5 shows and watch in HD at the same time, up to 330 hours of HD or 900 hours of standard DVR storage

When can I get AT&T GigaPower service to my home?

A timeline for residential service in Prairie Village is not yet available.  For questions about AT&T GigaPower service, contact AT&T Customer Service at 913-676-1801 or visit www.att.comgigapowercities

Where can I find out more information about AT&T GigaPower?

For questions about U-verse with AT&T GigaPower, please visit www.att.com/gigapowercities or contact AT&T Customer Service at 913-676-1801.  You also have the option to use NotifyJoCo, an area alert system, to provide updates.  To utilize this feature visit NotifyJoCo.org and either create an account or sign-in.

The City of Prairie Village has created a category named “fiberwork” to notify those using NotifyJoCo of right-of-way work that may involve closing a lane on a street. “Fiberwork” will not be used to provide any information about services to be provided by a company.  To sign up to receive alerts, create an account or login to your existing account at NotifyJoCo.org.

On the homepage find “My Alert Subscriptions” on the right hand side and click edit. Find the City of Prairie Village and click on the “+” sign. Click on the “+” sign for City Communication and then click the box for City Fiberwork.  Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click save. 

Who do I contact with questions or concerns about AT&T GigaPower construction work, or if my property is damaged due to the construction work?

Please contact AT&T GigaPower at 913-676-1801 or email g43578@att.com

What is the right-of-way?

In general, right-of-way is an area in which a municipality has the legal right to access and use the area for the benefit of the public. Typically, this would be for transportation purposes (i.e. roads, sidewalks, etc.) and depending on the area it may extend approximately 10 – 15 feet behind the edge of the street or curb. For specific questions regarding right-of-way on your property, please contact the City of Prairie Village Public Works Department at 913-385-4647. 

What is a utility easement?

A utility easement is an area in which the municipality or a utility has the legal right to access and use the area to construct new or maintain existing utility infrastructure. Utility easements can be located adjacent to right-of-way, but typically are located along property boundaries. Typical utility easements are 10 – 20 feet in width. Each property owner will need to determine whether or not a utility easement on their property is dedicated for a particular purpose. Dedication language in plats are inconsistent even within the City.

What is the City’s role in the AT&T GigaPower project?

The City of Prairie Village supports business development activities within the City; however, the City does not endorse the products and/or services of businesses.  Due to the numerous questions received by elected officials, City staff, and the nature of this large project, the City is attempting to be transparent by providing this information to keep residents informed.  You are not required to purchase these services and the City of Prairie Village is not endorsing either of these products.    

Overall, City of Prairie Village staff has been working with representatives from AT&T GigaPower on various coordination efforts for this project.  This includes ensuring City ordinances are being followed, which is standard practice for these undertakings within the City especially when working in right-of-way and various utility easements.  It is our goal to make this construction project a positive experience for area residents with as little disruption as possible.     

Who Can I Contact at the City of Prairie Village regarding U-verse with AT&T GigaPower?

If you have questions or concerns regarding construction issues in the City of Prairie Village, please contact the Public Works Department at (913) 385-4647.  For other questions related to AT&T GigaPower within Prairie Village, please contact Nolan Sunderman, Assistant to the City Administrator, at (913) 385-4635.