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California Public Utilities Commission Awards AT&T Video Franchise

Californians to See New, Next-Generation Services; New Choice for Television Following CPUC Approval of State Franchise

SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) formally approved AT&T California's application for a state-issued authorization to provide video service in California as part of "The Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006," which became law on January 1st, 2007.

The following may be attributed to Ken McNeely, President, AT&T California:

"The CPUC's approval of our application brings Californians one step closer to finally having a real choice to cable TV. After more than 40 years of the status quo, Californians are now beginning to see the benefits of a competitive marketplace for both TV/video and other broadband services.

"At AT&T, we're hard at work with cities across California as we upgrade our fiber-optic network to bring consumers the most advanced Internet Protocol (IP)-based TV/video services and faster Internet access speeds. Harnessing the power of IP, we're helping usher in a new era of innovative, next- generation services and new choices for Californians. We look forward to rolling out our TV/video service -- AT&T U-verse(SM) -- in cities throughout the state as soon as possible."

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. 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. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access, and voice services. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding video entertainment offerings to include next-generation television services such as AT&T U-verse(SM) TV. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. 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/ .

AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Knowledge Ventures.

AT&T Inc.

CONTACT: H. Gordon Diamond of AT&T, +1-415-778-1230, or
[email protected]

Web site: http://www.att.com/

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