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AT&T Boosts U-Verse with a High Speed Internet 75 Offering



U-Verse with High Speed Internet 75 is expanding fast

In the earlier parts of this series, we learned about U-verse with AT&T GigaPower’s high-speed service and its current and planned expansion. Now, we’ll look at the telecom company’s other high-speed Internet service—U-verse with High Speed Internet 75. This latter service is, of course, not as fast as speeds U-verse with AT&T GigaPower. AT&T (T) has significantly expanded its U-verse with High Speed Internet 75 service.

According to the carrier’s consumer blog post on April 9, 2015, the company’s made this service available in select locations in 90 cities over the previous three months. As you can see in the above figure, this service is currently available in select areas in 21 states.

In March 2015, the company had expanded this offering to select areas of seven new metro markets. This expansion took place between March 1 and March 26. AT&T extended this service to select areas in Houston on March 26.

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What is U-Verse with High Speed Internet 75?

U-verse is AT&T’s fiber solution for Internet, video, and voice services. It’s similar to Verizon’s FiOS offering speeds and comparable to cable companies such as Comcast (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable (TWC).

As the name suggests, U-Verse with High Speed Internet 75 is a U-verse offering with a maximum Internet speed of 75 Mbps, or megabytes per second.

According to the company, at 75 Mbps, users can download a song (with a five-minute duration) in half a second and a TV show (with a one-hour duration) in 35 seconds. However, this speed is subject to certain conditions.

AT&T provides this service for Internet offerings as well as bundled with U-verse TV and voice products.

You can take on diversified exposure to AT&T by investing in the iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD). The ETF held ~1.7% in the carrier on March 31, 2015.

Also, you can take on more diversified exposure to AT&T by investing in the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV). The ETF held ~0.9% in the carrier on the same date.


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