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Cable Technology Feature Article

December 09, 2009

AT&T Introduces 24-Mbps Broadband Access Service

By Gary Kim, Contributing Editor

AT&T (News - Alert) has launched U-verse "Max Turbo," which offers broadband speeds of up to 24 Mbps downstream and up to 3 Mbps upstream, for residential and small business customers in the Austin, San Antonio and St. Louis markets.
Max Turbo is the fastest Internet package available from AT&T, and will be introduced in other U-verse markets over time. The move is part of a continuous evolution of access speeds in the U.S. market. U.S. residential broadband speeds increased 47 percent between 2008 and 2009, for example, according to In-Stat (News - Alert) data.
Max Turbo is available to residential customers for $65 a month, under current promotional offers, as part of a bundle with AT&T U-verse TV.
Professional standard installation is included for new U-verse TV customers, and current U-verse Internet customers can upgrade their package at any time without additional installation costs or appointments.
New residential U-verse customers who bundle U-verse TV (U200 or higher), U-verse Internet (Pro or higher) with Wireless 450 (or higher) or U-verse Voice Unlimited will receive $200 back, according to AT&T.
AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Max Turbo is available to eligible small business customers for $95 a month.
The carrier also announced it has reached two million U-verse TV subscribers, adding one million new subscribers over the last year.

Gary Kim (News - Alert) is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Gary’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri