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New 'AT&T Net Reach' Bundle Delivers High Speed Internet Solution for Customers at Home and On the Go
Jun 04, 2008 (08:06 AM EDT)

SAN ANTONIO, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imagine this: Your morning starts with an e-mail check at home before you head to the office. Later that afternoon, you arrive at an off-site client meeting and forward your presentation before entering the conference room. That evening, when pulling up to your child's baseball game, you connect one last time to confirm tomorrow's schedule. Sound familiar?

AT&T Inc. today announced the launch of AT&T Net Reach, a bundle providing home and on-the-go high speed Internet services for the ever-moving consumer and small business customer. Combining the strengths of AT&T's wireless and wireline networks, Net Reach includes AT&T High Speed Internet and LaptopConnect services, in addition to free access to more than 17,000 hot spots with AT&T Wi-Fi(SM) service. Plus, as part of the LaptopConnect service, new software automatically detects the strongest available AT&T signal from a nearby network -- 3G, EDGE, Wi-Fi or one's AT&T High Speed Internet connection at home -- making connecting simple and easy.

"We all move at a fast pace," said Brian Shay, senior vice president, Converged Services, AT&T. "Knowing that a reliable network virtually shadows you every step of the way gives consumers the peace of mind they need to stay ahead in today's busy world. That's exactly what AT&T Net Reach does."

As the nation's leading provider of high speed Internet and wireless service, AT&T Net Reach provides high speed Internet service at home, access to AT&T's 3G wireless network in more than 275 major metro areas, national coverage on AT&T's EDGE wireless network and free access to more than 17,000 Wi-Fi hot spots nationwide, including roughly 7,000 Starbucks locations.

The latest AT&T Communication Manager software, version 6.8, now pre- installed on the AT&T USBConnect 881, adds ease of use by picking up AT&T network signals directly from one's laptop. Customers may also download the new AT&T Communication Manager, at no cost, by visiting . AT&T Net Reach plans are now available, starting at $79.95 a month, and may be ordered by calling AT&T or by visiting a local AT&T retail location.

"The strengths of our wireless and wireline networks -- working together -- are setting a new standard of connectivity for today's consumer," said Shay. "Whether it's high speed Internet at home, our wireless networks or our Wi-Fi hot spots, it's all about delivering the best experience for our customers."

AT&T Net Reach is available to new and existing residential and small business customers who subscribe to AT&T High Speed Internet and AT&T LaptopConnect services. Customers must also opt to combine their wireless and wireline services onto one billing statement.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. 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. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at .

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