AT&T U-Verse Arrives in Marion

Customers Benefit from New TV Choice, Compelling Features and More Competition

Marion, Indiana, April 02, 2010
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Marion residents now have a new choice for their television and communications services, powered by the most advanced technology. AT&T* today announced the launch of AT&T U-verse® services in parts of Marion, including AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice. The introduction of these new services is part of an ongoing expansion of AT&T U-verse availability in Indiana.

AT&T U-verse services, which are all delivered over AT&T’s advanced Internet Protocol (IP) network, offer a new alternative to cable and an unmatched experience for customers. AT&T U-verse brings together your TV, broadband, home phone and AT&T wireless services — all on one bill — with unique features that provide a new level of integration, convenience and control.

“This is good news, especially at a time when attracting new investment is still a challenge across the country,” said Sen. Luke Kenley. “When providers invest to deliver new technology, consumers, small businesses and our local economies all benefit.”

“When we reformed our state’s telecom and video laws, we trusted that good things would follow,” said Rep. Eric Turner. “It is good to see local providers making the investments we need to bring area residents new options for Internet and video services.

Today’s announcement is part of AT&T’s ongoing investment since passage of the Telecom and Video Reform Act (HEA 1279) that was signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2006. Between 2006 and 2009, AT&T's total capital investment has exceeded $1.3 billion across Indiana.

"Gov. Daniels and the Indiana General Assembly truly paved the way for the investments necessary to bring consumers across Indiana new options for advanced broadband and video services," said George S. Fleetwood, president of AT&T Indiana. "By updating our laws, they made Indiana more attractive for investment and consumers now have more options because of their good work.”

“The speed of change in the technology sector is really something to watch,” said Sen. Travis Holdman. “People are clamoring more and more for faster Internet options. So, today’s announcement is good news for the community.”

“Access to advanced telecommunications infrastructure is essential to staying connected and competing in a global economy,” said Rep. Joe Pearson. “This is positive for consumers and faster broadband connectivity also makes our community more attractive.”

“When the telecom companies invest, it’s skilled laborers that deploy these next-generation broadband networks across Indiana,” said CWA Local 4900 President Tim Strong. “Today’s announcement is good for the community and it is also good for working families.”

More Choice, Advanced Features

AT&T U-verse TV is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider, making AT&T U-verse one of the most dynamic and application-rich services available today, with advanced capabilities that customers don’t get from other providers.

“We’re excited that Marion residents will finally have a new choice for TV,” said Brian Ducharme, vice president and general manager, AT&T Indiana. “Cable has been the only game in town for too long, and we’re glad parts of Marion have the choice to break free.”

Where AT&T U-verse services are available, local U-verse TV customers can enjoy numerous features and applications, including the ability to manage and playback your recorded programs from a single DVR on any U-verse connected TV in the house with Total Home DVR; the ability to watch up to four channels at one time with the award-winning U-verse TV Multiview; access to an extensive High Definition (HD) channel lineup with access to more than 120 HD channels; the ability to program DVR recordings from your Web-connected mobile phone or PC; personalized, on-screen weather, sports, traffic and stock information via AT&T U-bar; the ability to stream your personal photos and music files from your PC to your U-verse TV with Media Share; the ability to check the current weather conditions and forecasts in any U.S. city with Weather On Demand; and more.

“We’ll continue to make U-verse TV even better for customers with regular upgrades and new cool applications that enhance your TV experience,” said Ducharme.

With AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet services, every AT&T U-verse customer or small business broadband user can enjoy faster available speeds. Packages include a range of speeds, with the fastest downstream speeds up to 24 Mbps. All AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet packages include wireless home or office networking at no extra cost, and access to the nation's largest Wi-Fi network with on-the-go connectivity at more than 20,000 hot spot locations.

AT&T U-verse Voice is a managed IP-based service that is delivered over the AT&T’s fiber-rich network. This allows U-verse Voice customers to enjoy great sound quality and reliability, as well as unmatched calling features that combine with your AT&T U-verse TV, broadband and wireless services. Customers benefit from a single, combined voice mailbox for AT&T U-verse Voice and AT&T wireless messages; U-verse Central, an online portal to manage your call preferences and settings from any PC; an online voice mailbox; the ability to view your call logs from your PC or your recent incoming calls on your TV screen; the ability to initiate a call from your PC or TV using Click to Call; and more. All U-verse Voice customers have 911 service.

AT&T U-verse offers multiple combinations of TV, Internet and Voice packages to customize your experience. Standard professional installation is included, and you also get a 30-day money-back guarantee. Additional promotional offers are available to qualifying customers who bundle U-verse Internet or U-verse Voice service.

AT&T U-verse customers who want the complete home entertainment experience can also benefit from AT&T ConnecTech, an in-home and remote care solution for virtually any technology or entertainment need, including computer, networking, TV, home theater installation, repair and maintenance. For more information, visit www.att.com/connectech.

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, call 800-ATT-2020 or visit the local AT&T retail store at 3214 South Western Avenue Marion, IN.

About AT&T
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IMPORTANT OFFER INFORMATION: Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Call or go to www.uverse.att.com to see if you qualify. Residential customers only; Prices, programming, and offers subject to change without notice. A one-time TV service activation fee of $29 applies. AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet: Internet speed claim(s) represent maximum downstream and/or upstream speed capabilities. Speeds may vary and are not guaranteed.  Many factors can affect actual speeds including the use of other U-verse services. Credit and other restrictions apply.  Purchase of U-verse TV required to order AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet. A $3 monthly High Speed Internet equipment rental fee will apply. Channel counts include optional channels available in plan; Wireless networking may require adapter purchased separately; Fiber-optics apply to part or all of the network depending on your location. Other Charges: Taxes, city video cost recovery fees, and other fees extra.. No charge for standard professional installation for new AT&T U-verse customers ordering qualifying U-verse TV packages. 30 Day Money Back Guarantee: Residential customers ordering new U-verse service may cancel all AT&T U-verse services within 30 days from service activation. Money-Back Guarantee includes adjustment only of initial installation charges and one month service charges, if paid; Customer is responsible for all additional charges including but not limited to On Demand, Pay Per View, international calls, other pay-per-use features and non-returned equipment charges. HD Service: Access to HD service requires $10/mo. HD Premium Tier available for an additional $5/mo. HD channel availability varies by package selected. THDVR:. Full Total Home DVR functionality requires a receiver for each additional TV at $7 per month each.  DVR not included with U100 or U-basic packages. Media Share requires Windows XP or Vista operating systems and streams only photos or songs that are supported by Microsoft Media Player. Multiview: Channels/content available for viewing in Multiview are based on TV package subscription and additional programming purchased.AT&T U-verse services are provided by AT&T local telephone companies. Customizing options require AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Service. Wireless phone with Internet access required and standard data charges may apply.

Wi-Fi: Based on non-municipal company-owned and operated hotspots.  Wi-Fi access not included with AT&T WorldNet service. An 802.11b/g enabled device required.  Other restrictions apply. See attwifi.com for additional services, details and locations.  Wi-Fi at Starbucks available at U.S. company operated Starbucks locations with a hotspot. Customizing options require AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Service. Largest Wi-Fi network claim based on non-municipal company and owned and operated hotspots. A Wi-Fi enabled device required.  Other restrictions apply.  See www.attwifi.com for  additional services, details and locations.

AT&T U-verse services are provided by AT&T local telephone companies. Wireless phone with Internet access required and standard data charges may apply.

AT&T U-verse Voice: Available in limited areas and only with purchase of AT&T U-verse TV. Prices subject to change. Residential customers only. Installation, Universal Service Fund Fees, taxes, fees, and other charges apply. International calls billed at additional per-minute rates; higher rates may apply for calls terminating on mobile phones or other wireless devices. U-verse Voice, including 911 dialing, will not function during power outage without battery backup power. Non-returned equipment charges will apply if equipment is not returned within required timeframe upon disconnect of services. Service is not portable; will function only in your home. May be incompatible with monitored home alarms and medical monitoring systems. Refer to Learn More pages for U-verse Voice at http://www.uverse.att.com for more information on 911, battery backup, and home alarms. Acceptance of Terms of Service and 911 Acknowledgement required. Credit and other restrictions apply. AT&T U-verse Messaging may not be fully compatible with all AT&T wireless voice mail systems. Caller ID and Call Waiting might not work simultaneously with AT&T U-verse Voice. Unlimited Plan: Includes unlimited calling within the U.S. and to Canada and U.S. Territories. 250 Plan: Includes 250 minutes of calling within the U.S. and to U.S. Territories; 5 cents/minute thereafter. Minutes are rounded up.

AT&T ConnecTech® Services: Residential customers only. Not available in all areas. Service-specific terms and conditions apply, see www.att.com/ConnecTechToS.