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

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News Posted: Tue, Mar 30 2010 12:51 AM
Timing has a way of spicing things up, and this is definitely one ofthose cases. During the same week that Verizon announced that theywould be cutting back on future FiOS roll outs, AT&T has announcedsomething in the opposite vein. As of this week, AT&T is giving itsU-verse users an even faster broadband choice, with U-verse High SpeedInternet Max Turbo now available in every single U-verse market--all120 of them. This option gives broadband speeds of up to 24Mbpsdownstream and up to 3Mbps upstream, which is far greater than moststandard cable connections.

Available today for AT&T U-verse residential and small businesscustomers, Max Turbo is the fastest Internet package available fromAT&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 andConsumer Markets, seemed pretty excited about the news: "Max Turbo isthe latest example of how we're bringing consumers andsmall businesses the choice of better services and faster speeds withAT&T U-verse. With a large majority of U-verse TV customersbundling U-verseInternet, we know we're giving our customers the broadband choice theywant. Customers value our high-quality and integrated bundle ofaward-winning U-verse TV, fast Internet and voice and wirelessservices, and they love that we're continually adding more to improvetheir experience — more features, more apps and more speed."



The best part is that the new service doesn't cost all that much morethan a typical Internet connection; it's available to residentialcustomers for $65 per month when bundled with U-verse TV, while smallbusiness customers can get it alone for $95 per month. Another bonus tosigning up for the service is that users can hop online for free at theover 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots across the U.S., many of whichprovide access in airports. We're all for more Internet competition, sonow we're just hoping that AT&T expands the U-verse footprint asVerizon 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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la_guy_10 replied on Tue, Mar 30 2010 12:43 PM

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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3vi1 replied on Wed, Mar 31 2010 8:07 PM

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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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