AT&T announced today improvements to their residential and business U-verse offerings in the Los Angeles area. Dubbed “U-verse High Speed Internet Power”, customers now have access to a top tier of 45Mbps downloads and 6Mbps uploads.
This appears to be one of the first major expansions AT&T announced late last year, as the company is set to invest billions into their infrastructure and network. U-Verse Power upgrades reached 1.8 million customers by the end of second quarter 2013, and the company is estimating improvements for 57 million customers by the end of 2015. We might also see speed improvements to the tune of 100Mbps downloads within that time frame.
Introductory rates start as low as $49.95 per month for 24 months, and to see if you’re in a U-verse area head over to www.ATT.com/uverse.
Full press release below:
LOS ANGELES u-verse CUSTOMERS receive new 45 mbps INTERNET SPEEDS, THE FASTEST SPEED IN LOS ANGELES FOR THE PRICE
Speed Upgrade Marks Progress on AT&T’s Project VIP Investment
LOS ANGELES, CA, July 29, 2013 — AT&T* U-verse® customers can now surf with faster speeds, at a price they can afford. As part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP) investment plan, AT&T today announced the availability of U-verse High Speed Internet Power, which brings customers speeds of up to 45 Mbps downstream and up to 6 Mbps upstream. U-verse High Speed Internet Power is the fastest speed in Los Angeles for the price. **
Available today for AT&T U-verse residential and small business customers in Los Angeles, U-verse High Speed Internet Power is the fastest Internet package available from AT&T. U-verse High Speed Internet Power is scheduled to launch in additional markets on an ongoing basis.
The speed upgrade is a part of AT&T’s Project VIP investment, announced in November 2012, which includes a plan to expand and enhance AT&T’s wireline IP network to approximately 57 million customer locations in its wireline service area by year-end 2015. At the end of the second quarter of 2013, AT&T had expanded its wireline IP network build by a total of 1.8 million U-verse broadband customer locations, including 500,000 U-verse video customer locations. AT&T is currently on track to reach its goal of approximately 57 million customer locations by the end of 2015. Also, as part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to upgrade top tier U-verse speeds to up to 100 Mbps in the future.
“This is our next step in our Project VIP investment plan, and we’re proud to bring customers faster speeds, for a great value,” said Mel Coker, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T Home Solutions. “The vast majority of our customers bundle U-verse Internet and TV because it gives them a better experience, with faster speeds that fit their needs, at an affordable price. We look forward to bringing wired IP services and faster speeds to more customers in the future.”
AT&T U-verse Power is available to eligible residential customers at introductory rates as low as $49.95*** per month for up to 24 months bundled with qualifying TV and voice services. Current, eligible U-verse Internet residential customers can upgrade their package and receive $10 off their bill for 12 months. Customers can get more information at att.com/uverse.
Small businesses interested in U-verse Power pricing and packages can call 800-321-2000; go to att.com/smallbusiness; or contact their authorized AT&T sales representative. In addition, small businesses can purchase Business U-verse TV packages, which include promotional pricing available through August 2013.
More Choice, More Features
AT&T U-verse is an integrated bundle of IP services that include AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice. U-verse Internet offers more speed options and includes wireless home networking capability for all Internet customers. U-verse Internet packages include access to more than 30,000 hot spots on the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network****, so residential and small business customers can stay connected at home or on-the-go.
AT&T is the only national service provider offering a 100-percent IP-based TV service. IP provides numerous advantages over older, cable-based technologies, including the ability to integrate services and adapt to consumer demands. AT&T U-verse is also the only national provider in the United States to offer a fully-integrated Wireless Receiver, allowing customers to watch TV in virtually any room in the home, even where there’s not a TV outlet.
Residential customers who bundle U-verse TV and Internet services enjoy several innovative applications, powered by AT&T’s Internet Protocol (IP)-based network. For example, U-verse TV and Internet customers can use their smartphone as a remote control with AT&T U-verse Easy Remote; access country content including live performances, artist interviews, music videos and original content with Country Deep; sync their smartphone or tablet to their TV to access a number of second-screen U-verse Enabled apps; and more.
U-verse customers have the flexibility to choose the services in their bundle and can choose to bundle U-verse Internet, U-verse TV, U-verse Voice and even AT&T wireless services for significant savings.
AT&T U-verse TV is the fastest growing TV provider in the U.S. ***** with a nearly $12 billion annualized revenue stream less than seven years since its initial launch in 2006. AT&T U-verse TV was recently Frost & Sullivan Video Company of the Year and has been recognized with numerous innovation awards. For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it’s available in your area — 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.
** Claim based on July 2013 Broadband Pricing Report.
*** Pricing excludes taxes and other charges, including activation, installation and monthly Internet equipment fee. Other conditions and restrictions apply.
**** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots.
***** Claim based on comparison of major TV providers’ subscriber counts as of 1Q2013