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Small Businesses Can Now Turn to AT&T for TV Services, Expanding TV Options Beyond Cable

Wednesday, January 26, 2011  
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Allison Farrar
Office: 314-982-0589
E-mail: afarrar@attnews.us


SMALL BUSINESSES CAN NOW TURN TO AT&T FOR TELEVISION SERVICES,
EXPANDING TV OPTIONS BEYOND CABLE FOR KEY CUSTOMER SEGMENT

AT&T Offering Business TV Services as Low as $20 per Month, Creating ‘Quad-Play’ Services Bundle and Enabling ‘One-Stop Shopping’ for Communications and Entertainment Needs

DALLAS, Jan. 18, 2011 — Small business customers can now make just one call to AT&T* for their communications and TV entertainment needs. The company announced today that it is offering its award-winning U-verse® TV service and DIRECTV to small businesses, enabling them to purchase a "quadruple-play” services bundle – wired voice, wireless voice and broadband, high speed Internet, and TV entertainment packages – all from AT&T.

AT&T U-verse TV, available in 131 markets across the company’s 22-state local footprint, is perfect for customer waiting areas or employee break rooms, while the nationwide relationship with DIRECTV allows for TV coverage in non U-verse areas in addition to serving the restaurant industry with business packages, including the NFL SUNDAY TICKET™.

Business U-verse TV packages are available for half of normal rates through April 2011, and start at $20 a month for the Basic 20-channel lineup, $32.50** for the Standard 100-channel lineup, and $40** for a Deluxe 200-channel lineup, in addition to optional high-definition services. Small business customers also can purchase Business U-verse high speed Internet where available, with download speeds of up to 24 Mbps.

DIRECTV, available to small businesses nationwide, is offered with Business Viewing and Private Office packages ranging from $34.99 to $59.99. Public Viewing packages range between $54.99 and $325.99, with options to add HD, Ethnic, Sports, and Exclusive packages such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ and NASCAR. AT&T DIRECTV customers can also purchase high speed Internet services from AT&T.

"We understand that TV service may not be necessary for all small businesses, but for those who want TV to better serve their customers, we offer a great product at a great price point,” said Ebrahim Keshavarz, AT&T vice president of Small Business Product Management. "Because simplicity and convenience are key for our customers to stay competitive we’re pleased to offer a ‘quad-play’ bundle across our local footprint, enabling ‘one-stop shopping’ for all of our customers’ wireless and wired connectivity and TV entertainment needs ... something cable cannot match.”

For more information or to purchase AT&T U-verse TV or DIRECTV, please call 888-288-8339 or visit AT&T Business U-Verse TV. For information about AT&T U-verse high speed Internet, visit AT&T U-verse Internet Business Edition.

Today's announcement further demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to small business, coming on the heels of other AT&T small business news, including:

· "Small business certification” of AT&T retail store associates

· Financing for wireless solutions

· AT&T Broadband on the Go, a bundle that includes high speed Internet access, Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, and online data backup; and the

· Small Business Mobile Application Recommender Tool (SMART)

Small businesses looking to find information about other AT&T products and services can visit AT&T Small Business. For free business resources such as webinars, white papers, training, case studies and best practices, they can visit AT&T Small Business InSite.

Additionally, real-time information can be found on the AT&T Small Business Facebook page and Twitter channel.

Web Site Links

Related Media Kits:

AT&T Web Site

AT&T Small Business InSite
AT&T Business U-verse TV
AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Business Edition

AT&T U-verse

Small Business

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AT&T Enhances Functionality of Mobile Applications Portal, Expands Apps Portfolio for Small and Medium Businesses

AT&T U-verse: The Multi-Screen Entertainment Experience

Small Business Telecommunications Overview

U-verse Update

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** Prices are fixed for 12 months from commencement of term in a 24-month term agreement. Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. Call to see if you qualify..

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT. Find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ATT to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at www.Facebook.com/ATTSmallBiz to discover more about our small business services.

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