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Ultra-Fast Internet Coming to Milwaukee

AT&T announced Monday it is planning to expand the availability of ultra-fast speeds through  AT&T GigaPowerSM to homes, apartments and small businesses in parts of 38 additional metros across the United States, which will total at least 56 metros served, including in the Milwaukee area.

With the launch of our ultra-fast Internet service in parts of two of these metros Monday – Los Angeles and West Palm Beach – AT&T GigaPower is now available in 20 of the nation’s largest metro areas.  

Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second over the AT&T GigaPower network let you instantly access the latest online movies, music, games and more. AT&T GigaPower can also improve your experience when connecting to the cloud and videoconferencing, and gives you the speed to power all of your devices. 

“We’re excited to expand our ultra-fast Internet service to residents and small businesses in the Milwaukee area,” said Scott T. VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. “This investment in our fastest Internet speeds will not only help small businesses compete in a global economy, it will also offer customers the high-speed connectivity so many demand in today’s video centric world.”

“High-speed Internet connections are improving virtually every aspect of our lives – from education to health care to employment opportunities to public safety,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “Today’s announcement that AT&T plans to offer its ultra-fast fiber network in the Milwaukee area is great news for residents and small businesses alike.”

Nearly two years ago, we successfully launched the first AT&T GigaPower metro in Austin, Texas. This launch led to a major expansion in multiple metros beginning in 2014. We recently marked a major milestone deploying the AT&T GigaPower network to more than 1 million locations, and we expect to more than double availability by the end of 2016. 

We’ll continue to roll out our fastest Internet services over a 100% fiber network to reach more than 14 million residential and commercial locations.

AT&T GigaPower gives customers some of the fastest online speeds available anywhere. You  can download 25 songs in less than a second, a TV show in three seconds or your favorite HD movie in less than 36 seconds.

AT&T GigaPower customers also have access to the latest Wi-Fi technology, making it possible to enjoy our best in-home Wi-Fi experience. You get faster Wi-Fi speeds, expanded coverage and support for all your devices.

With DIRECTV now a part of the AT&T family, customers on the AT&T GigaPower network in the Milwaukee area  will be able to choose between our award-winning DIRECTV or U-verse TV services.

When you sign up for qualified DIRECTV programming, you get immediate access to a broad range of TV content on your compatible mobile device through our DIRECTV application, even before we install your TV service, through our “Walk out Watching” program.

In the home DIRECTV customers with qualified programming have access to more than 315 channels, more than 200 in full-time HD, and the most comprehensive selection of sports programming. You can watch the programming you love, live or On Demand and experience it on almost any screen. DIRECTV On Demand offers access to more than 10,000 movies and shows to high-speed Internet customers with connected set-top boxes, including the hottest new Pay Per View releases.

Customers on the AT&T GigaPower network in markets eligible for AT&T U-verse TV service can watch and record up to six HD programs at the same time, and will be able to record and store more of your favorite shows – up to 900 hours of SD or 330 hours of HD programming.

We’re continuing to work with local leaders within the 21 state service area who are interested in expanding the availability of the 100% fiber-optic AT&T GigaPower network to consumers and small businesses. 

Frost & Sullivan recently recognized AT&T for its leadership in high-speed Internet services. It awarded AT&T the 2015 North American Competitive Strategy and Innovation Leadership of the Year Award for Broadband. The analyst firm praised AT&T for its “aggressive pursuit of higher bandwidth access” for customers through its AT&T GigaPower network initiative.

For over 135 years, AT&T has invested in its Wisconsin networks, employees and communities. Between 2012 and 2014, AT&T invested nearly $900 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Wisconsin, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers.

For more information on where the AT&T GigaPower network is and will become available, visit att.com/gigapowermap.

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