AT&T (NYSE: T) U-verse is expanding its high-speed Internet Power tier to an additional 40 markets in 15 states. Specifically, the company will offers 45 Mbps downstream and up to 6 Mbps upstream U-verse service to residential and small business customers in several new markets including Milwaukee; Nashville, Tenn.; New Orleans; and Chicago.
AT&T first launched the higher-speed Power service in California and Nevada at the end of July. The expansion is part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year plan intended to expand and enhance its IP broadband networks. As part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to upgrade top tier U-verse speeds to up to 100 Mbps in the future.
U-verse Power is available to eligible residential customers for as low as $49.95 per month. Current, eligible U-verse Internet residential customers can upgrade their package and receive $10 off their bill for 12 months.
AT&T last month reported that it gained 233,000 U-verse TV and 641,000 U-verse Internet subscribers in the second quarter. The telco said it counted 9.4 million U-verse video and broadband customers combined and that it topped 5 million U-verse TV customers during the period.
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Update: This article was updated Aug. 27 to reflect the number of markets with the 45 Mbps service tier is 40, not 80 as originally stated.