SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 28, 2015 – AT&T today launched its ultra-fast Internet service, U-verse® with AT&T GigaPowerSM, to residential and small business customers in parts of San Antonio. Service is also launching today in parts of Cibolo, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Medina, New Braunfels, Schertz, Selma, greater Bexar county and surrounding communities.
The new Internet service gives customers some of the fastest online speeds available anywhere. Customers can download 25 songs in less than a second, a TV show in three seconds or their favorite HD movie in less than 36 seconds.
U-verse with AT&T GigaPower offers Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second.4 It can improve the experience for customers when connecting to the cloud, doing a videoconference, streaming videos and music, playing online games and more.
“Launching today is just one more milestone on the path to providing these blazing fast speeds in the San Antonio area,” said Renee Flores, Regional Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs. “We are excited about keeping up that pace as we expand and enhance the AT&T GigaPower network to more locations. Champion speeds for a championship city!”
“Having access to ultra-high speed internet service like AT&T GigaPower will have a huge impact on our economic future,” said San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor. “Super-fast access to data and cloud based services aren’t a ‘nice extra.’ They are now essential for anyone who wants to compete in the global economy.”
The high-speed Internet service is 99.9% reliable. It offers the fastest Wi-Fi signal with an upgraded home gateway using the latest technology. The new gateway connects more devices over Wi-Fi with faster speeds from nearly anywhere in the home or business.
Customers who sign up for U-verse with AT&T GigaPower will also have access to award-winning U-verse TV and Voice services. New customers can watch and record up to six HD programs at the same time. AT&T GigaPower customers will also be able to record and store more of their favorite shows – up to 900 hours of SD or 330 hours of HD programming.
Customers can use the AT&T U-verse App on smartphones and tablets to watch more than 250 live TV channels in their home and more than 210 live TV channels while on the go. Customers can also stream video on demand, schedule DVR recordings and access other features from the U-verse app.
Consumers in eligible areas can choose from single, double and triple play offers to ensure they have the right combination of services to fit their needs. The packages below include a three-year price guarantee and waivers of equipment, installation and activation fees.
- U-verse High Speed Internet 1Gbps: Internet speeds up to 1Gbps for $70 per month.
- U-verse High Speed Internet 1Gbps + TV: Customers who also select U-verse TV will receive free HBO, HBO GO and HD service for 36 months starting at $120 per month with qualifying services.
- U-verse High Speed Internet 1Gbps + TV + Voice: Customers will receive all of the benefits of Internet speeds up to 1Gbps and TV package, plus AT&T U-verse Unlimited Voice starting at $150 per month.
The success of the first AT&T GigaPower market in Austin, Texas led to a major expansion beginning in 2014. AT&T is continuing to work with local leaders within the 21 state service area who are interested in expanding the availability of the 100% fiber-optic network to consumers and small businesses.
U-verse with AT&T GigaPower is available in 17 metros today, and AT&T has announced plans to offer service in parts of the Jacksonville and St. Louis metros.
Frost & Sullivan recently recognized AT&T for its leadership in high-speed Internet services. It awarded AT&T the 2015 North American Competitive Strategy and Innovation Leadership of the Year Award for Broadband. The analyst firm praised AT&T for its “aggressive pursuit of higher bandwidth access” for customers through its AT&T GigaPower network initiative.
AT&T will continue to roll out its fastest Internet services over its all-fiber network to reach more than 14 million residential and commercial locations, and expects to reach more than 1 million of these locations by the end of the year.
AT&T has proudly served the state of Texas for nearly 140 years and employs approximately 37,000 people across the state.
For more information on U-verse with AT&T GigaPower, or to check availability, please visit att.com/gigapower.