U-verse continues expansion, rolls out service in Charleston, S.C.

AT&T is continuing to extend the reach of its U-verse IPTV service, saying today that it would begin rolling out the product in the Charleston, S.C. area. The operator said services offered would include high-speed Internet as well as voice services.

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U-verse continues expansion, rolls out service in Charleston, S.C.

U-verse continues expansion, rolls out service in Charleston, S.C.

AT&T is continuing to extend the reach of its U-verse IPTV service, saying today that it would begin rolling out the product in the Charleston, S.C. area. The operator said services offered would include high-speed Internet as well as voice services.

South Carolina in 2006 passes a statewide video franchise law that allows local governments to opt into the U-verse network. AT&T, shortly after the law was enacted, announced plans to spend $250 million upgrading its network there and expanding Internet technology and broadband deployment. The state was the first of the former BellSouth states in which AT&T rolled out U-verse bundled services.

"Cable has been the only game in town for too long, and we're excited to change that today in Charleston," said Alison Hall, vice president and general manager, AT&T North and South Carolina. "We know Charleston customers want a better choice to break free from cable, and AT&T U-verse is the answer. And we'll continue to make U-verse TV even better for customers with regular upgrades and new cool applications that enhance your TV experience."

U-verse provides users the ability to:

  • Manage recordings, and download and watch hit TV shows from a qualifying smartphone with U-verse Mobile (watch the video);
  • Manage and playback recorded programs from a single DVR on any U-verse connected TV in the house with Total Home DVR;
  • Choose and watch up to four channels at one time with the exclusive My Multiview app (watch the video);
  • Program DVR recordings from a Web-connected mobile phone or PC;
  • Set up personalized, on-screen weather, sports, traffic and stock information via AT&T U-bar; and,
  • Check the current weather conditions and forecasts in any U.S. city with Weather On Demand, as well as other services.

Packages include a range of speeds, with the fastest downstream speeds up to 24 Mbps. All AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet packages include wireless home or office networking at no extra cost, and access to the entire national AT&T Wi-Fi network included in their plan at no extra charge.

AT&T also recently announced improvements in its network that will allow users to simultaneously watch up to four HD streams in their homes at one time.

U-verse added more than 209,000 users in the second quarter this year, passing the 2.5 million subscriber mark, and hit $1 billion in revenue, a first for the service.

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The Clipper Club, Charleston, SC

Before...
I've been going to get a haircut for months. Yes months. It had been at least six months since I last got one.

My hair is thick, and I've never been able to do anything with it. I've usually just had a buzz cut all over 2-3 times a year.

Why am I telling you all this? Just to show you what a hopeless case I am, but how my outlook has been recently transformed.

How? Well, those of you who know me know that I am a Twitterholic. I happened to see The Clipper Club one day while I was rambling about in the Twitterverse.

Now, bearing in mind what I've said above, I was skeptical about being pampered.

I'm not really a macho type of guy either, I just need a haircut OK?

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My wife told me to go and get a haircut and it would be her valentine treat for me. So I did. Now I'm converted. I understand the pampering bit now. I didn't go for the full monty. Just a haircut. 

First impressions? I walked into The Clipper Club and I get a great welcome. That's always nice.

Lori was not only a great barber, but great company for a half hour. Aside from a great haircut, I left feeling like we were almost old friends!

Lori expressed surprise that I succumbed to her advice. She made a few suggestions in regard to my grooming, and I was more than happy to cede to her professional judgment.

I'll certainly be going back again, and I won't wait six months either.

I think I really might have the full works next time too. I quite like the idea of a full neck and shoulder massage. I spend way too many hours in front of this computer!

The after effects? I've taken to using shampoo on my hair again, instead of a bar of soap, and I've taken Lori's advice and started to use Woody's Pomade to try and get my hair to stay where I comb it, and where I want it to be instead of where it decides to go all on its own!

Check out The Clipper Club

Southern Tier Choklat!


As they do every Tuesday at 5pm, they'll be tapping something extra special on the growler station!  Their feature this week is a beer that needs no introduction - but they'll introduce it anyway!  They are very excited to be filling growlers of Southern Tier Choklat!  This is one of the most frequently requested beers around and is the most intensely chocolaty stout in the world!  If you've had the pleasure of drinking this beer before then you know what they're talking about!  If you haven't, then come on down!  This delicious imperial chocolate stout comes in at 11% ABV and is sure to please even the biggest chocoholics out there!

Charleston Beer Exchange, 14 Exchange Street, Charleston, SC, 29401