AT&T U-Verse Arrives in Gainesville

Gainesville Customers Get New TV Choice That Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction in J.D. Power and Associates Study

Gainesville, Georgia, April 1, 2009

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Hall County residents now have a new — and better — choice for their television and communications services powered by the latest technology. AT&T* today announced the launch of AT&T U-verseSM services in parts of Hall County, including AT&T U-verse TV and AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet. Local residents can now order these services.

"Today's launch of AT&T U-verse reflects our commitment to make the investments necessary to bring consumers across Gainesville a new era of true video competition," said Paul Chambers, regional manager, AT&T external and legislative affairs. "We are thrilled to offer this innovative video choice to Gainesville customers. Local residents have asked for more choices in television service and today we're delivering."

AT&T U-verse TV and High Speed Internet, 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, and AT&T wireless services — all on one bill — with unique features that provide a new level of integration, convenience and control. AT&T U-verse TV ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction in the South Region," according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction StudySM.

"Cable has been the only game in town for too long, and we're excited to change that today in Gainesville," said Kristi Turner, General Manager, Home Solutions AT&T. "We know Gainesville customers want a better choice to break free from cable, and AT&T U-verse is the answer. And we're taking it even further by making your services work together and offering cool features you can't get anywhere else."

AT&T has been able to introduce U-verse services much more widely in Georgia as a result of legislation passed in 2007. The Consumer Choice for Television Act, which took effect in January of 2008, provides an environment that encourages new video providers, such as AT&T, to invest in Georgia and offer consumers the benefits of competition and choice.

"We are excited that AT&T has chosen to make available their new cutting edge video service, U-verse, to the Gainesville and Hall County area," said Kit Dunlap, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce President. "Having competition for services and products always leads to better prices and service. AT&T has invested heavily in our community in advanced wireless and wireline infrastructure and they're a great community citizen. Making U-verse available to us as a video option shows their continued commitment to Hall County."

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 feature-rich services available today, with advanced capabilities that customers don't get from other providers.

Where AT&T U-verse services are available, local U-verse TV customers can enjoy numerous TV benefits, including the ability to watch recorded programs from a single DVR on any connected TV in the house with U-verse Total Home DVR; an extensive High Definition (HD) channel lineup with more than 100 HD channels; the ability to program DVR recordings from your mobile phone or any Web-connected PC; personalized, on-screen weather, sports, traffic and stock information via AT&T U-bar; the ability to view personal photos on your TV that you have uploaded to flickr.com; and more.

With AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet services, every AT&T U-verse customer can enjoy faster available speeds. Packages include a range of speeds, with the fastest downstream speeds up to 18 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 unlimited connectivity at nearly 20,000 hot spot locations.

AT&T U-verse offers multiple combinations of TV and Internet packages to customize your experience. The most popular AT&T U-verse TV offers start at $49 a month (taxes, fees and other monthly charges apply). Professional installation is included, and you also get a 30-day money-back guarantee.

AT&T U-verse customers who want the complete home entertainment experience can also benefit from AT&T ConnecTech, an in-home care solution for virtually any home technology or entertainment need, including computer, networking, TV, home theater installation, repair and maintenance needs. 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 http://uverse.att.com, call 800-ATT-2020 or visit following AT&T retail location near Gainesville:

  • 325 JESSE JEWELL PKWY SE GAINESVILLE, GA 30501

*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.

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