AT&T hits 60 markets with 75 Mbps U-verse service

AT&T (NYSE: T) said its 75 Mbps U-verse service is now available in parts of nearly 90 cities across more than 60 markets after initially launching the service in December in four markets.

In total, users in 21 states can access the 75 Mbps tier. However, the service provider emphasized in a blog post that service is only available in parts of these markets. 

While reaching this goal gives AT&T some power to tackle cable in markets where it has not introduced its 1 Gbps service yet, the service provider said that it plans to roll out the 75 Mbps service in other markets at a later date.

In markets where the 75 Mbps service is available, eligible users can pay $39.95 a month for the service when purchased as part of a U-verse service bundle.

In December, the service provider began offering the 75/8 Mbps service option in four markets: parts of Monterey and Sacramento, Calif.; Toledo, Ohio; and El Paso, Texas.

Since the beginning of the year, AT&T has been continually expanding the 75 Mbps tier into new markets. The new 75 Mbps tier and its expansion into new markets is part of AT&T's multi-billion dollar Project VIP effort that was launched in the fall of 2012 for its existing copper-based broadband U-verse network.

For more:
- see this blog post

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