|By PR Newswire||
|March 6, 2014 02:00 PM EST||
AUGUSTA, Ga., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Greater Augusta area residents now have a new choice for their television and high speed Internet services. AT&T* is launching U-verse® TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice in the area.
The new services are part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP (VIP). The initiative significantly expands and enhances AT&T's IP and mobile data networks. AT&T U-verse will continue rolling out to additional local cities and neighborhoods in upcoming months.
"The great thing about U-verse is that it makes TV, Internet and voice services work together in harmony," said Keith Holmes, AT&T vice president and general manager – Georgia/South Carolina. "We're honored to bring our innovative services to Augusta customers. Local residents have asked for more TV service choices and today we're delivering." Customers signing up for U-verse from today through April 14 may qualify for a $100 reward card; bundle offers are also available.
Project VIP will extend the AT&T U-verse IP network to about 57 million customer locations in its service areas by the end of 2015. AT&T also plans to upgrade U-verse High Speed Internet to speeds of up to 100 Mbps over the next several years. That's fast enough to download two songs or 6,000 email messages in a second.
AT&T U-verse TV is 100 percent digital and uses AT&T's advanced network. This means Augusta area customers will have the freedom to watch hit TV shows from almost anywhere** – at home or on the go. AT&T U-verse was named the 2014 Video Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan. The award is based on excellence in customer value, innovation and growth. Since 2009, AT&T U-verse added more TV subscribers in total than any of the major TV providers reported***.
More Choice, More Features
IP-based TV service has many advantages over older, cable-based technologies. It has the ability to integrate services and adapt to consumer demands. AT&T U-verse offers a fully-integrated Wireless Receiver****. Customers can watch TV in almost any room in the home, even where there's no TV outlet.
Where AT&T U-verse services are available, U-verse TV customers can enjoy many features and applications. They include the ability to watch hit TV shows on qualifying mobile devices and online; manage DVR recordings remotely; the ability to choose and watch four of your favorite channels at once with My Multiview*****; an extensive HD channel****** and On Demand lineup; and the ability to access popular social networks on your TV screen.
AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet offers many speed options and includes wireless home networking capability for all Internet customers. When customers sign up for U-verse High Speed Internet, they have access to thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at no extra charge.*******
AT&T U-verse Voice is an advanced digital home phone service delivered over AT&T's IP network. Customers enjoy great sound quality and clarity, and unmatched calling features that work with U-verse TV. When bundling their services, U-verse customers can choose the services in their bundle and bundle U-verse Voice service with TV, Internet and AT&T wireless services for more savings.
For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it's available in your neighborhood — visit www.att.com/u-verse.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**U-verse App: Requires qualifying device, U-family or higher TV plan and Wi-Fi or data connection. Content may vary by device, TV plan and viewing location. Quality of picture varies by device and data connection. Data charges may apply. Available content may vary by device and/or U-verse TV plan and is subject to change. Data charges may apply.
***Claim based on comparison of major TV providers' subscriber counts as of 3Q2013.
****Wireless Receiver: A one-time fee of $49 and monthly fee of $7 per receiver applies; limit 2 per household; requires power and connection to TV; range of wireless signal is limited; go to att.com/freedom for details.
*****My Multiview: Channels/content available for viewing in Multiview are based on TV package and additional programming purchased. A limited number of HD channels is not supported for display within My Multiview.
******HD: Access to HD service requires $10/mo. AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet service is required to connect a qualifying device to an AT&T U-verse receiver. Data charges may apply.
*******Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.
Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Call or go to www.att.com/uverse to see if you qualify.
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