AT&T provides TV, Internet in Janesville
Citing competitive reasons, an AT&T spokesman declined to say how many customers U-verse might serve or where they are in the city.
An alternative to satellite TV and the city's previously sole cable provider—Charter Communications—U-verse offers TV and high-speed Internet delivered through AT&T's Internet Protocol network.
"Cable has been the only game in town for too long," Shelley Goodman, AT&T general manager for Illinois and Wisconsin, said in a statement. "We're offering an extensive channel lineup, unmatched features and the latest technology, all at a competitive price and great value."
AT&T also started offering the service Monday in Beloit and the Madison area.
AT&T U-verse allows customers multiple combinations of TV, Internet and voice packages with TV pricing starting at $44 a month. Internet packages range from 1.5 to 10 megabits per second.
U-verse TV features all digital programming with up to 320 channels and more than 45 high-definition channels and most packages include an HD-capable digital video recorder.
The service is available only in areas where AT&T installed a new fiber optic conversion cabinet in the city's right of way. The cabinets convert the fiber optic signal to bring it into homes through copper wiring. Each cabinet serves 300 to 350 living units.
To see if AT&T U-Verse is available for your home or business, go to www.att.com/uverse and type in your address.