AT&T Brings 24Mbps Internet To All 120 U-verse Markets

AT&T Brings 24Mbps Internet To All 120 U-verse Markets

Timing has a way of spicing things up, and this is definitely one of those cases. During the same week that Verizon announced that they would be cutting back on future FiOS roll outs, AT&T has announced something in the opposite vein. As of this week, AT&T is giving its U-verse users an even faster broadband choice, with U-verse High Speed Internet Max Turbo now available in every single U-verse market--all 120 of them. This option gives broadband speeds of up to 24Mbps downstream and up to 3Mbps upstream, which is far greater than most standard cable connections.

Available today for AT&T U-verse residential and small business customers, Max Turbo is the fastest Internet package available from AT&T, and previously it was only available in Austin/San Antonio, TX and St. Louis, MO. Mark Collins, senior vice president of data and voice products, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, seemed pretty excited about the news: "Max Turbo is the latest example of how we're bringing consumers and small businesses the choice of better services and faster speeds with AT&T U-verse. With a large majority of U-verse TV customers bundling U-verse Internet, we know we're giving our customers the broadband choice they want. Customers value our high-quality and integrated bundle of award-winning U-verse TV, fast Internet and voice and wireless services, and they love that we're continually adding more to improve their experience — more features, more apps and more speed."



The best part is that the new service doesn't cost all that much more than a typical Internet connection; it's available to residential customers for $65 per month when bundled with U-verse TV, while small business customers can get it alone for $95 per month. Another bonus to signing up for the service is that users can hop online for free at the over 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots across the U.S., many of which provide access in airports. We're all for more Internet competition, so now we're just hoping that AT&T expands the U-verse footprint as Verizon withdraws.
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When I first started reading this I thought, "It'll probably be uber expensive"... but it's actually not too bad. Of course, they need to overcome coverage... like say Iowa. :P I found that U-verse is only available in the following states:

Alabama

Arkansas

California

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Michigan

Mississipp

Missouri

Nevada

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

Wisconsin

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OK, what have I been saying about their domination plans for an all-in-one solution!

I just keep thinking to myself of every service package I have ever dealt with. You start of with a great price. then after a couple years, once everyone is hooked! They jack up the price 300%, and there is not a thing you can do about it until someone has the ability to start a new company.

Pretty soon, I am sure Time/Warner and all the other companies will be clamoring on board to do this exact thing. Then when they all start merging into one, is when you will see the price skyrocket!

To bad they aren't doing this in Hawaii :) I might have signed up for this. Guess I will have to wait until Sprint gets TV service in their ALLin1 package to upgrade.

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Now this is something to get excited about. As we have At&t DSL service where I live. Hopefully this will spur cable companies to step their game up as well. This is why competition is so good, it creates better service and lower prices.

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Well POOOOF there goes my long informative post about the Court-Ordered Notice I just got in the mail 2 days ago about a class action suit against AT&T and their DSL speeds....Hot Hardware I'm sick of your refresh wiping clean my posts before I'm done typing them .........no more posts for me ! Just delete my account !!!!!

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PrivateSquadie:

Well POOOOF there goes my long informative post about the Court-Ordered Notice I just got in the mail 2 days ago about a class action suit against AT&T and their DSL speeds....Hot Hardware I'm sick of your refresh wiping clean my posts before I'm done typing them .........no more posts for me ! Just delete my account !!!!!

Dave posted earlier that they did some tweaks and hope to have that irritation fixed.  Also, I don't think the bug affects Firefox users, so you may want to give that a try (if it's not already fixed).

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