U-verse with AT&T GigaPower Launches in Crown Point, Gary and Hammond

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The FINANCIAL — AT&T is expanding the availability of U-verse with AT&T GigaPowerSM to more residential and small business customers in Crown Point, Gary and Hammond. This marks the first launch of AT&T GigaPower in the state of Indiana.

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, according to AT&T.

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.

“Everyone wants access to the fastest and strongest Internet networks, because high-speed Internet connections improve access to education, health care and employment opportunities,” said Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. “Today’s announcement that AT&T will offer its ultra-fast fiber network in our community is great news for consumers and small businesses.”

“Whether its tourism, education or economic development, the addition of a high-speed Internet option like this one is key to our efforts,” said Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott. “Our citizens are hungry for fiber-based resources, and fortunately for us, AT&T has long been a leader in listening to their customers and meeting their needs.”

“It’s tremendous to see AT&T bringing the latest fiber technologies to Northwest Indiana,” said Crown Point Mayor David Uran.  “Our businesses and citizens are sure to benefit from this investment, because in today’s economy, we count on fast Internet services to help us work quicker and smarter.”

 “We’re excited to deliver our ultra-fast Internet service to residents and small businesses in Crown Point, Gary and Hammond,” said Bill Soards, president of AT&T Indiana. “Mayors Freeman-Wilson, McDermott and Uran have been tremendously supportive as we’ve worked to deliver the new technology that customers want today. We’re moving quickly to educate potential customers in Northwest Indiana about the capabilities of AT&T’s high-speed Internet and best-in-class television services.” 

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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 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 a variety of plans. AT&T offers single, double and triple play bundles, so customers can select a combination of services to fit their needs. The packages below include waivers of equipment, installation and activation fees.

U-verse High Speed Internet Premier: Internet speeds up to 1Gbps starting as low as $110 a month, or speeds at 300Mbps as low as $80 a month, with a one year price guarantee.

U-verse High Speed Internet Premier + TV: Internet speeds up to 1Gbps and qualifying TV service starting as low as $150 a month, or speeds at 300Mbps and qualifying TV service as low as $120 a month, with a one year price guarantee.

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U-verse High Speed Internet Premier + TV + Voice: Internet speeds up to 1Gbps with qualifying TV service and Unlimited U-verse Voice starting as low as $180 a month, or speeds at 300Mbps with qualifying TV service and Unlimited U-verse Voice as low as $150 a month, with a two year price guarantee.

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.

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 invested nearly $2 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Indiana between 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.


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