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Gigapower 300Mbps internet AT&T Uverse now live in AUSTIN TX and Round Rock select neighborhoods only $70 and Free Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 if you add TV

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Last Edited by needgeech December 15, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Looks like AT&T Uverse went live with their phase one of Gigapower internet in select neighborhoods in Austin and Round Rock.

300Mbps internet (free upgrade to 1Gbps planned for mid-2014) for $70

or above plus U200 TV (includes HBO/HBOGO) for $120

3 year price guarantees with 1 year terms

FREE Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 if bundled with TV

Activation fees waived, and includes largest DVR and HD fee

Very sporadic coverage at this point. I can confirm in Round Rock that Teravista and Paloma Lakes have it.

Same pricing as Google Fiber in KS is very encouraging for gigabit speed!

EDIT: $99/mo for the "Standard" service that is sans the web page deep packet monitoring that is on the cheaper plan.

UPDATE: 1TB included; $10 per 50GB overage. . .max charge $30. . .and the fine print says that you don't get charged overages until the 3rd occurrence .
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Last Edited by Wetrix December 13, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Be aware that they will be monitoring traffic with deep packet inspection. Hopefully, they don't decide to throttle users.

"AT&T this week announced they're providing $70 1 Gbps service in Austin -- but only if users are willing to have all of their web behavior monitored with deep packet inspection."

http://www.dslreports.com/shownew...ber-127008

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So happy Google initiated a war with internet companies. Can't wait to see gigabit internet spread
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They need to start having this type of speed in the West Coast.
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The beat google im gonna wait for them though.
Also i read this on another site
"However, as pointed out by Ars Technica, there is a catch. That $70 price is only available if customers opt in to allow AT&T to monitor browsing information, “like the search terms you enter and the web pages you visit”, in order to serve targeted ads. Pay more and all that snooping goes away.
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The beat google im gonna wait for them though.
Also i read this on another site
"However, as pointed out by Ars Technica, there is a catch. That $70 price is only available if customers opt in to allow AT&T to monitor browsing information, "like the search terms you enter and the web pages you visit", in order to serve targeted ads. Pay more and all that snooping goes away.
Unless you go to illegal sites, or watch porn, shouldn't be a problem.

Also it's not really paying more just for the monitoring. you're getting HBO/MAX/etc
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They fact that they've provided their customers with the barest service they could for as long as they have, for as much as they could possibly charge, means matching their offer or not.. I will going to Google Fiber when they show up in Houston.

Quote from liljay_777 View Post :
The beat google im gonna wait for them though.
Also i read this on another site
"However, as pointed out by Ars Technica, there is a catch. That $70 price is only available if customers opt in to allow AT&T to monitor browsing information, "like the search terms you enter and the web pages you visit", in order to serve targeted ads. Pay more and all that snooping goes away.
Wow.

http://arstechnica.com/informatio...b-history/

Guess that makes my decision even easier.
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Last edited by iancole December 13, 2013 at 09:33 AM
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They fact that they've provided their customers with the barest service they could for as long as they have, for as much as they could possibly charge, means matching their offer or not.. I will going to Google Fiber when they show up in Houston.



Wow.

http://arstechnica.com/informatio...b-history/

Guess that makes my decision even easier.
I was not gonna go with at&t anyway's this just makes me not like them even more. I'm all for google cant wait till next year to get them.
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As if the NSA isn't watching you now. People these days, you guys are hilarious.
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Quote from needgeech View Post :
Looks like AT&T Uverse went live with their phase one of Gigapower internet in select neighborhoods in Austin and Round Rock.

300Mbps internet (free upgrade to 1Gbps planned for mid-2014) for $70

or above plus U200 TV (includes HBO/HBOGO) for $120

3 year price guarantees with 1 year terms

FREE Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 if bundled with TV

Activation fees waived, and includes largest DVR and HD fee

Very sporadic coverage at this point. I can confirm in Round Rock that Teravista and Paloma Lakes have it.

Same pricing as Google Fiber in KS is very encouraging for gigabit speed!
I knew about this a while back, but was in fear of losing my job if I posted anything in regards to it. It should have went live back on the 8th.
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how can i find out if i am eligible in my area? i don't care about the "spying" as they would have to break my VPN encryption to see what i'm doing anyway.
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why do they still use the megabits instead of megabytes?
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Wish we had this in fort worth. When I stay in austin for business i'll download the entire internet!!!
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Quote from tacos4cheap View Post :
why do they still use the megabits instead of megabytes?
the unit of measure does not matter. enough people are confused as is it, if one provider changed how they sold the services it would only add to the confusion, and changing is unnecessary as the speed in megabytes per second can very easily be calculated.


the marketing of the 'Premier' service level, and the $70 price is sneaky. Why is the non-snooping/ad-supported model called 'standard'? What is premier about targeted ads and logging of the sites i visit and terms i search?
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how can i find out if i am eligible in my area? i don't care about the "spying" as they would have to break my VPN encryption to see what i'm doing anyway.
http://www.att.com/shop/u-verse/a...fiber.html
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