AT&T’s U-verse internet service has been upgraded in 40 markets, giving customers up to 45 Mbps download and 6 Mbps upload speeds. AT&T’s internet product, called U-verse High Speed Internet Power, is now available across 15 states for both residential and small business customers. First launched in California and Nevada, additional markets include Baton Rouge, LA, Charlotte, NC, Louisville, KY, Columbus, OH, and Nashville, TN.
The Federal Communications Commission has delayed approving AT&T’s January purchase of Atlantic Tele-Network’s (ATNI) Alltel retail operations while the companies hammer out plans to move over the subscriber base. In a statement, the FCC says it’s stopping the clock on an informal 180-day review period, 175 days into the investigation. The problem, it says, is that it hasn’t received details about how AT&T will help Alltel’s prepaid customers move onto a new network, “despite several Commission staff follow-up conversations about the importance of transitioning prepaid customers.”