AT&T are starting a new high speed internet and video service called U-verse. AT&T's new services offer high speed internet as well as 100% pure digital cable, and they also offer home phone services. I think that this could really be a good thing for AT&T who has watched as many people get rid of their home phone services. They has to come up with a way to provide a service that everyone will want to need.
I was watching a video on their video services and I have to sat that I liked what I saw. I really think they thought it out and that they are trying to go the extra mile with the features. One of my favorite features of the U-verse video services is the fact that you can watch your recorded DVR footage from any set thats connected to the video services. You can also recored up to 4 different programs at the same time and watch them at the same time one different sets. I know with Comcast you have to have all the TVs hooked up to a box in each room and even then you can record and watch that many programs at once. The video services are HD ready and have DVRs built into them. The service also offers on demand video playback which is great if you want to watch a show or movie right now and you didn't record it.
The AT&T internet plans are as fallows. Its nice to see that they plans as high as 10Mbps. This is something that is important in order to compete with someone like Comcast that offers internet at that speed.
They also have voice services as well but I feel that these services are pretty standard and that they are offering them to have a complete package. I feel that this is a way sell home phone services to their customers even though many people don't really need it. I haven't had one for years and I don't ever see myself getting one. I have a cell phone and thats all I really need.
According to Reuters.com AT&T is planning on selling the U-verse services at Wal-Mart and Circuit City. They plan to have U-verse in more than 1 million homes by the end of the year and are planning on expanding the network. They want to see more then 30 million by the end of 2010.