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Austin, Aug. 11, 2014 – Tens of thousands of speed thirsty Internet users in Austin can clock in at up to 1 Gigabit per second on the newly enhanced AT&T* GigaPower fiber network.

AT&T today announced the company’s fastest high-speed Internet is now available to tens of thousands of households in and around Austin.  Those already subscribed to U-verse with AT&T GigaPower featuring speeds up to 300 Mbps will see their Internet speeds upgraded to up to 1 Gbps at no additional cost in the coming weeks.  Existing customers don’t need to do anything, the upgrades will happen automatically.

“This is an exciting day for Internet enthusiasts in the capital city,” said Dave Nichols, president, AT&T Texas.  “With the AT&T GigaPower network, the online experience is incredible. Our customers can stream and download video and music faster than ever before. It will change the way they navigate the web, interact with social media, and complete business transactions. Austin and surrounding communities are once again at the forefront of exciting technology innovation.”

The AT&T GigaPower network speed increase is just the beginning of exciting new enhancements for tech savvy Austinites. AT&T today also announced the launch of a new interactive TV app exclusively for Austin area residents.  The app, called Austin Found, provides Austin U-verse TV customers personalized information on Austin food, entertainment and other events with just a click of the remote.

With Austin Found, users can navigate the app’s display and show the information most important to them with sections like entertainment, restaurants, arts or sports. Users can also mark events as a favorite to add them to their own event calendar within the app. To access the app, press Go Interactive on your U-verse TV remote.

The company has also introduced a new promotion for Austin area residents who add a new AT&T wireless plan to a new or existing U-verse with AT&T GigaPower account, or who add a U-verse with AT&T GigaPower plan to an existing AT&T wireless account. Those subscribers will be eligible1 for a one-time $100 promotional credit on their AT&T wireless monthly bill.  The offer begins today and runs through Nov. 8, 2014.  Consumers must have a qualifying AT&T wireless plan and a U-verse with AT&T GigaPower account for 45 days to receive a $100 bill credit.

The AT&T GigaPower network** offers:

  • Ability to schedule DVR recordings, watch more than 100 live TV channels in and out of home, and watch video on-demand TV shows on more than 30 smartphones and tablets.
  • Among the fastest Internet speeds available to consumers and small businesses in and around Austin.  With Gigabit speeds, you can download 25 songs in one second.2
  • Access to cutting-edge TV services that include an enhanced DVR with 1 terabyte of hard drive and can record five shows at the same time.

Consumers can choose between two Internet offers on the AT&T GigaPower network:

  • Premier***: Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps for $70 per month, includes waiver of equipment, installation and activation fees.  Customers who also select U-verse TV will receive free HBO, HBO GO for 36 months, and HD service for $120 per month with qualifying TV services. 
  • Standard: Internet speeds up to 1 Gbps for $99 per month.

These offers are available for consumers in eligible AT&T GigaPower network locations. 

In April, AT&T announced a major initiative to expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities across 25 markets nationwide. So far, AT&T has committed to deliver the AT&T GigaPower network to Charlotte, Houston, Nashville, Overland Park, Kan., Raleigh-Durham, San Antonio, and Winston-Salem.  This summer, AT&T will begin lighting up the AT&T GigaPower network in North Texas – Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding cities.   

Additionally, AT&T committed that upon approval of its proposed acquisition of DIRECTV, the company will expand the AT&T GigaPower network to an additional 2 million customer locations. All of these 2 million locations are over and above what the company announced in April.

AT&T has invested more than $6.55 billion in its Texas wireless and wireline networks from 2011 through 2013. The company has proudly served the state of Texas for 138 years and employs more than 35,500 people across the state.

For more information or to order service, please visit www.att.com/gigapower

*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.

** Limited availability in select areas.  May not be available in your area. Expanding availability during 2014. Go to att.com/gigapower to see if you qualify.

*** U-verse with GigaPower Premier offer is available with your agreement to participate in AT&T Internet Preferences. AT&T may use your Web browsing information, like the search terms you enter and the Web pages you visit, to provide you relevant offers and ads tailored to your interests. 

1 Customer must be eligible for GigaPower and AT&T Wireless and both services must remain active for 45 days. Customers who have existing GigaPower and existing Wireless prior to 8/11/14 must add a new line of Wireless service to qualify.

2 Speed/time estimates are examples.  Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds.  Actual customer speeds may vary and are not guaranteed.  Actual speeds vary based on factors including site traffic, content provider server capacity, internal network management factors, customer device capabilities, and use of other U-verse services. 

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