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AT&T Boosts Bandwidth Choices and Speed With 10 Mbps Offer for U-verse Customers
Jan 23, 2008 (08:01 AM EST)


SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Millions of consumers now have a new option to keep them surfing in the fast lane with the nation's leading provider of broadband services. AT&T Inc. has announced plans to offer AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Max in February 2008. The new tier, available exclusively to AT&T U-verse(SM) customers across the country, will deliver more bandwidth and faster available speeds -- up to 10 Mbps downstream and up to 1.5 Mbps upstream.

AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet Max will be available for $55 a month when bundled with U-verse TV. Professional installation is included for new U-verse customers, and existing U-verse Internet customers can upgrade their package at any time without additional installation costs or appointments.

Customers also gain access to the nation's largest Wi-Fi network with free unlimited connectivity at more than 10,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hot spots, and wireless home networking is included. AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet service provides virtually unlimited e-mail storage and industry-leading safety and security features.

"With our new Max tier, customers will get more available speed, at a great value, in addition to enhanced features that are integrated with AT&T U-verse TV," said Bob Bickerstaff, AT&T vice president of Data Products. "We look forward to bringing our customers even more innovative services that leverage the strength of our U-verse network."

Because of the power of AT&T's Internet Protocol (IP)-based network, customers with bundled U-verse services enjoy advanced capabilities that integrate their TV and Internet services. U-verse TV and Internet customers have the unique ability to program their DVR (included with most programming packages) while away from home -- from any PC or compatible wireless phone -- using their AT&T Yahoo! account. Customers also have the option to personalize the AT&T U-bar, where available, to display weather for specific locations, scores for their favorite sports teams and stocks from their portfolio on their TV screens.

"The reasons to choose AT&T over cable keep adding up," said Bickerstaff, "and we're continuing to enhance our services to offer what our customers want -- for an experience that our competitors can't match."

AT&T is the largest provider of broadband service, with 13.8 million broadband lines in service as of the third quarter of 2007. AT&T U-verse services are available to millions of homes across 12 states.

Customers who want additional information on AT&T U-verse -- or to find out if it's available in their area -- can visit http://uverse.att.com or call 800-ATT-2020.

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About AT&T

AT&T Inc. http://www.att.com is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at .

AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet provided by AT&T Internet Services with customized content, services, and applications from Yahoo! Inc. Yahoo!, the Yahoo! logos and other product and service names are the trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc.

(C) 2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. For more information and detailed disclaimer information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom .

AT&T U-verse: Pricing excludes taxes, fees and other charges including city video cost recovery fees where applicable. Service and speeds not available in all areas. Residential customers only. Prices, programming, and offers subject to change without notice. Internet speed references based on synch rates. Actual speeds based on synch rate, may vary, and are not guaranteed. Many factors affect speed such as customer location, line condition, and use of other U-verse services. Credit and other restrictions apply. Channel counts include optional channels available in plan. Purchase of AT&T U-verse TV required to order AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet U-verse Enabled, unless AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet (non-U-verse enabled) service is not available. Wireless networking may require adapter, purchased separately. Installation Offer: Residential customers ordering new U-verse TV or TV/Internet. Offer ends 5/24/08. Basic WiFi: Requires 802.11 b/g enabled device; Restrictions apply; See http://www.attwifi.com for additional details and locations.

CONTACT: Destiny Belknap Varghese of AT&T Inc., +1-214-665-1314, dvarghese@attnews.us

Web site: http://www.att.com/