PANAMA CITY, Fla., Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama City residents now have a new choice for their high-speed Internet and television services. AT&T* just launched U-verse® High Speed Internet, AT&T U-verse TV and AT&T U-verse Voice in the area.
"Nothing is better for the consumer than competition and choice and this is great news for Panama City residents," said Carol Roberts, Bay County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. "The introduction of these new services gives us new innovations for enjoying TV and Internet access when so many cities and towns are competing for new technology investments."
"There is a direct connection between economic growth and success in today's economy and the availability of leading-edge technologies," said Joe York, AT&T president-Florida. "This next-generation broadband and video is going to enhance the quality of life in our area and will be a plus as we work to attract new companies to locate here. Announcements like this are a tribute to the efforts of our local and state elected officials who work so hard to ensure that public policies encourage companies to invest in Florida and in our region."
AT&T U-verse offers customers the freedom to watch hit TV shows virtually anywhere – using a TV, computer, tablet or smartphone – and access to extensive HD channels, competitive Internet speeds, flexible bundles of services and continued innovation. At no additional costs, U-verse customers can access the U-verse App** for smartphones and tablets or log on to Uverse.com to manage their DVR, watch On Demand programming and stream from more than 200 live TV channels in the home and more than 100 live TV channels while on the go.
AT&T U-verse received three Women's Choice Awards in 2014 for "America's Most Recommended Brand among women for Broadband, Television and Phone Service Providers." U-verse TV was named Frost & Sullivan's Video Company of the Year in 2013 and 2014 for excellence in customer value, innovation and growth.
"The great thing about U-verse is that it makes Internet, TV and voice services work together in harmony," said Carlos Blanco-Sposito, AT&T's vice president and general manager for Florida. "We're honored to bring our innovative services to Panama City residents and small businesses. Local customers have asked for more Internet and TV service choices and today we're delivering."
More Choice, More Features
IP-based TV service has many advantages over older, cable-based technologies. It has the ability to integrate services and adapt to consumer demands. AT&T U-verse offers a fully-integrated Wireless Receiver***. Customers can watch TV in almost any room in the home, even where there's no TV outlet.
Where AT&T U-verse services are available, subscribers are more satisfied overall when compared to cable's video and Internet subscribers. U-verse TV customers can enjoy many features and applications. They include the ability to watch hit TV shows on qualifying mobile devices and online; manage DVR recordings remotely; the ability to choose and watch four of your favorite channels at once with My Multiview****; an extensive HD channel***** and On Demand lineup; and the ability to watch on your TV screen.
AT&T U-verse High-Speed Internet offers many speed options and includes a wireless networking capability for all Internet customers. When customers sign up for U-verse High-Speed Internet, they have access to thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots at no extra charge.******
AT&T U-verse Voice is an advanced digital phone service delivered over AT&T's IP network. Customers enjoy great sound quality and clarity, and unmatched calling features that work with U-verse TV. U-verse customers can bundle their choice of U-verse Voice and/or AT&T wireless services with U-verse Internet and TV packages for significant savings.
For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out where it's available — visit www.att.com/u-verse.
*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.
**U-verse App: Requires qualifying device, U-family or higher TV plan and Wi-Fi or data connection. Content may vary by device, TV plan and viewing location. Data charges may apply.
***Wireless Receiver: A one-time fee of $49 and monthly fee of $8 per receiver applies; limit 2 per household; requires power and connection to TV; range of wireless signal is limited; go to att.com/freedom for details.
****My Multiview: Channels/content available for viewing in Multiview are based on TV programming package. A limited number of HD channels is not supported for display within My Multiview.
*****HD: Access to HD service requires $10/mo.
******Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) helps millions of people and businesses around the globe stay connected through leading wireless, high-speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. We're helping people mobilize their worlds with state-of-the-art communications, entertainment services and amazing innovations like connected cars and devices for homes, offices and points in between. Our U.S. wireless network offers customers the nation's strongest LTE signal and the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless coverage. We're improving how our customers stay entertained and informed with AT&T U-verse® TV and High Speed Internet services. And businesses worldwide are serving their customers better with AT&T's mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.
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Reliability and signal strength claims based on nationwide carriers' LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere. Global coverage claim based on offering voice and data roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offering the most wireless smartphones and tablets that work in the most countries.
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