AT&T U-verse Marks One Year Anniversary of Giving Columbus Consumers Real Choice in Television Service
Popularity of TV Service Reflects Consumer Desire for an Alternative to Cable
Columbus, Ohio.-Marking the one year anniversary of AT&T U-verseSM in Columbus, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) today announced that AT&T U-verse TV is now available to more than 50 communities in the area. In the year since AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets launched service, AT&T U-verse TV has expanded significantly and redefined the television experience for Columbus-area residents, using a 100 percent digital platform that enables new, innovative features and takes TV competition to a whole new level.
Since introducing U-verse TV, AT&T has made the service available to more Columbus customers on an ongoing basis. AT&T U-verse services are currently available in the following local areas: Bexley, Blendon Township, Bloom Township, Brice, Brown Township, Canal Winchester, Clinton Township, Columbus, Concord Township, Dublin, Etna Township, Franklin Township, Gahanna, Genoa Township, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Groveport, Hamilton Township, Harlem Township, Harrison Township, Hilliard, Jackson Township, Jefferson Township, Liberty Township, Lithopolis, Madison Township, Marble Cliff, Mifflin Township, Minerva Park, New Albany, Norwich Township, Orange Township, Pataskala, Perry Township, Pickerington, Plain Township, Pleasant Township, Powell, Prairie Township, Reynoldsburg, Riverlea, Scioto Township, Sharon Township, Shawnee Hills, Truro Township, Upper Arlington, Violet Township, Washington Township, Westerville, Whitehall and Worthington.
“Now even more consumers can cut their ties with cable to see what the U-verse TV experience is all about,” said Amanda Harris, general manager for AT&T Ohio. “U-verse TV offers a huge HD lineup, popular programming, greater control and features, and an unmatched Total Home DVR experience that allows you to watch your recorded programs on any connected TV in your home. This new video choice is exceeding all expectations in Columbus.”
AT&T U-verse has been well-received by Columbus-area residents and consumers across the country. AT&T U-verse TV ranked “Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the North Central Region,” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction StudySM.
AT&T U-verse services were deployed as a result of legislation passed in September 2007 by the Ohio General Assembly and signed by Gov. Ted Strickland.
AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets is the only national provider to offer a 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service, making AT&T U-verse TV one of the most advanced television offerings available anywhere. U-verse TV offers capabilities that customers don’t get from other local providers, such as Total Home DVR, unmatched interactive features and access to more than 85 High Definition (HD) channels.
The interactive features — available to customers at no extra charge — that were added since the launch in Columbus and further differentiate U-verse TV from cable include:
* AT&T U-verse Total Home DVR, which gives you the freedom to watch recorded Standard Definition (SD) and HD programs from a single DVR on any connected TV in the home.
* AT&T Online Photos from Flickr, which lets you simply and conveniently browse the photos you’ve uploaded to flickr.com and watch slide shows on your U-verse TV screen from the comfort of your couch.
* Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football, which allows you to track the progress of your fantasy team — including current team matchups and league standings — directly from your TV screen through the AT&T U-bar.
Earlier this year, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets also expanded its U-verse offers with the introduction of AT&T U-verse Voice, a next-generation digital voice service delivered over the AT&T U-verse IP network. U-verse Voice completes the company’s IP triple play and brings together customers’ home phone, wireless, broadband and TV services with unique features that provide a new level of integration, convenience and control.
AT&T’s U-verse deployment is rapidly introducing competitive choice and next-generation services to more consumers. AT&T U-verse customers enjoy triple-play integration, enhanced features and greater value, all made possible by IP technology.
Customers who want additional information on AT&T U-verse TV — or to find out if it’s available in their area — can visit http://uverse.att.com or stop by the nearest company store. To find the closest store, visit http://www.wireless.att.com/find-a-store/.
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