AUSTIN, May 28, 2014  –  AT&T* and The Villas today announced an agreement to offer AT&T U-verse® with GigaPower  over a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to The Villas on 26th  just across The Drag from The University of Texas. 

Set to open on Aug. 1, The Villas on 26th will offer AT&T’s U-verse with GigaPower to residents with speeds capable of downloading an HD movie in less than two minutes¹, cutting-edge TV services and U-verse Voice on an advanced, all-fiber network.

“The Villas on 26th are breaking new ground by being the first student housing development at UT to offer ultra high-tech amenities like built-in home automation and in-wall touch screens in all apartments. Much of the Villas will even have private, furnished home theaters in each individual apartment, said Brad Zucker, Developer of The Villas. “Offering AT&T’s latest innovation, U-verse with GigaPower, continues to set us apart from other communities in delivering a technology-first living experience.”

AT&T launched U-verse with GigaPower in Austin in December 2013 with speeds of up to 300 megabits per second (Mbps) – and plans to increase speeds to up to 1 gigabit per second this year.   U-verse with GigaPower customers also have access to cutting-edge TV services that enable viewers to watch and record more shows simultaneously with our largest storage capacity DVR.

“Technology fuels Austin.  And Austinites consume data at rates 15 percent to 20 percent higher than the average AT&T U-verse user, which is why we decided to roll this out first in Austin,” said Dave Nichols, president, AT&T Texas. “With U-verse with GigaPower, The Villas on 26th residents can download their favorite TV show in under 9 seconds and enjoy the best online and TV experience in the capital city.”

Sales of the ultra-fast broadband service have exceeded expectations and are the reason AT&T is expanding service to twice as many Austin households in 2014. AT&T U-verse brings together your broadband, TV, home phone and AT&T wireless services, with distinctive features that provide a new level of integration, convenience and control.

For additional information on AT&T U-verse with GigaPower — or to find out if it’s available in your area — visit

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¹Internet speed claim(s) 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 factors and device capabilities, and use of other U-verse services.

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Reliability claim based on data transfer completion rates on nationwide 4G LTE networks. 4G LTE availability varies.

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Access to HD service requires $10/mo.  A limited number of HD channels is not supported for display within My Multiview. Total Home DVR functionality is available on up to 8 TVs, and requires a receiver for each additional TV at $7/mo. U-verse App: Requires qualifying device, U-verse TV plan, and WiFi or data connection. Content may vary by device and/or TV plan and is subject to change. Data charges may apply.