DALLAS, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands more Chicago residents have a new choice for their television and broadband services, thanks to wider availability of AT&T U-verse® services. AT&T* today announced that U-verse expanded to more than 23,000 additional Chicago-area customer locations in August and July. More than 361,000 customer locations were added across AT&T's wireline territory in the same months.
The services include AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice. The expansion is part of Project Velocity IP (VIP), AT&T's three-year investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wireline Internet Protocol (IP) broadband networks. It's driven by growing customer demand for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud services.
AT&T U-verse is an integrated bundle of IP services that include AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice. U-verse Internet offers more speed options and includes wireless home networking capability. U-verse Internet packages include access to more than 32,000 hot spots on the nation's largest Wi-Fi network, so customers stay connected at home or on the go.
AT&T U-verse offers customers the freedom to watch hit TV shows using a computer, smartphone or tablet. Customers have access to extensive HD channels, competitive Internet speeds, flexible bundles of services and continued innovation.
Residential customers who bundle U-verse TV and Internet services enjoy several innovative applications. For example, U-verse TV and Internet customers can use their smartphone as a remote control with AT&T U-verse Easy Remote; access country content including live performances, artist interviews, music videos and original content with Country Deep; sync their smartphone or tablet to their TV to access a number of U-verse Enabled apps; and more. AT&T U-verse is also the only national provider in the United States to offer a fully integrated Wireless Receiver. This enables customers to watch TV in any room in the home, even those without TV outlets.
U-verse customers have the ability to choose the services in their bundle, including U-verse Internet, U-verse TV, U-verse Voice and even AT&T wireless services for significant savings.
"AT&T is leading the charge to mobilize a world that works for people," said Paul La Schiazza, President AT&T Illinois. "Through efforts like VIP, we're working to ensure that Chicago-area residents and businesses have the services needed for a high quality of life at home and a competitive edge at work."
AT&T U-verse TV is the fastest-growing TV provider in the U.S.** AT&T U-verse recently received the Women's Choice Award and was named "America's Best For Home Internet Service Provider." AT&T U-verse TV was recently named the Frost & Sullivan Video Company of the Year. U-verse has also been honored with numerous innovation awards. 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.
Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. Call or go to www.att.com/u-verse to see if you qualify. U-verse App: Requires qualifying device, U-verse TV plan and Wi-Fi or data connection. Content may vary by device and/or TV plan and is subject to change. Data charges may apply.
* 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.
** Claim based on comparison of major TV providers' subscriber counts as of 2Q2013.
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