Broadband Briefs for 04/30/10
• U-verse to launch in Chattanooga
By Brian Santo
Verizon may have put the brakes on the growth of the FiOS universe, but U-verse continues to expand; the next stop for AT&T is Chattanooga.
Consistent with its pattern so far, the entry of AT&T U-verse into this new market will be spotty; U-verse will be available only in select Chattanooga neighborhoods, at least at first.
AT&T will be coming in with the complete bundle of U-verse TV, high-speed Internet and voice in parts of Chattanooga later this summer.
• U.S. iPad rollout complete; 3G launch today
By Andrew Berg, Wireless Week
Apple today completed the final stage of its U.S. iPad rollout. The iPad Wi-Fi + 3G models are now available for sale in Apple stores, online and in most Best Buy outlets.
Those who purchase the 3G iPad will be able to prepay for monthly access to AT&T's network. A 250 MB per month plan costs $14.99, or users can get unlimited data for $29.99 per month.
The iPad is available in Wi-Fi models in the United States for $499 for 16 GB, $599 for 32 GB and $699 for 64 GB. The Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available for $629 for 16 GB, $729 for 32 GB and $829 for 64 GB.