AT&T Announces 18Meg U-Verse Tier

It’s official, AT&T announces 18Mbps U-Verse Tier. The new tier for UVerse is now their fastest offering which they confirm as “Internet Max 18” and will be available to eligible residential customers on November 9th, 2008. The new tier is specifically geared towards those customers close enough to a DSLAM and those that don’t go over the maximum 25Mbps for both data (Internet) and TV.

While there have been reports of customers syncing at 100Mbps, there probably aren’t very many that can actually obtain the 18Mbps service along with multiple HD feeds. Distance and what TV services a customer has, will greatly limit the new tiers availability.

“With our new Max 18 service, customers get another way to stay connected faster,” said Ralph de la Vega, chief executive officer of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet offers fast speeds, at home and on the go with free Wi-Fi, and as part of an integrated quad-play bundle. Max 18 is another way we’re using our U-verse network to provide customers with more choices and innovative services.”

AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Max 18 will be available to eligible residential customers for $65 a month as part of a bundle with AT&T U-verse TV. Professional installation is included for new U-verse TV customers, and eligible existing U-verse Internet customers can upgrade their package at any time without additional installation costs or appointments.