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.