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July 27, 2011

AT&T Expands U-verse Service across Metro Atlanta

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

AT&T (News - Alert) has announced that the company is now offering its U-verse services to more than one million living units across metro Atlanta.

AT&T U-verse uses fiber optic technology and computer networking to bring customers better digital TV, faster Internet, and a smarter phone. Customers can bring it all together by customizing their own bundle.

Offering a new alternative to cable with a better DVR, better features and apps, and a better TV experience, AT&T U-verse services are delivered over AT&T's advanced Internet Protocol (IP) network. With unique features that provide a new level of integration, convenience and control, AT&T U-verse allows customers to bring together their TV, broadband, home phone and AT&T wireless services - all on one bill, the company stated in a press release

“Cable was the only game in town for too long, and we're excited about the opportunity to serve more and more residents in Atlanta," said Keith Holmes, vice president and general manager of AT&T Georgia. "We know Atlanta customers want a better choice to break free from cable, and AT&T U-verse is the answer. We'll continue to make U-verse TV even better for customers with regular upgrades and new applications that enhance your TV experience.”

According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Residential Television Service Satisfaction Study, AT&T U-verse TV ranks "Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the South/West/North Central Region." Making AT&T U-verse one of the most dynamic and application-rich services available today, AT&T U-verse TV is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV (News - Alert)) service offered by a national service provider.

Recently, the company confirmed that upgrades to the Android (News - Alert)(TM) 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform are planned for all post-paid Android smartphones already introduced this year. Motorola ATRIX(TM) 4G users will receive an update to Android 2.3 beginning today, and HTC (News - Alert) Inspire(TM) 4G users will receive the update in the coming weeks. Motorola ATRIX 4G update will also provide the ability to download applications from third-party stores.

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.