Dewhirst Properties And AT&T Announce Next-Generation Entertainment Services
To West Jackson Row Apartments
AT&T is Delivering U-verse TV, U-verse High Speed Internet and U-verse Voice
to West Jackson Row Apartments in Downtown Knoxville
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AT&T* and Dewhirst Properties
today announced an agreement to offer AT&T U-verse^® services over a
fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to a new multi-dwelling apartment
community that will service more than 70 residents at West Jackson Row
Apartments, located at the corner of W. Jackson Ave. and S. Gay Street.
AT&T's Project VIP includes a plan to expand and enhance AT&T's wireline IP
network to approximately 57 million customer locations in its wireline service
area by year-end 2015. The Project VIP plan includes an upgrade for U-verse
High Speed Internet to speeds of up to 100 Mbps over the next several years.
AT&T invested more than $175 million in its Knoxville area wireless and
wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE
mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its
With the agreement, AT&T will offer Internet Protocol (IP)-based AT&T U-verse
TV, U-verse High Speed Internet and U-verse Voice on an advanced 100 percent
fiber network to designated units within West Jackson Row Apartments. AT&T
U-verse offers some of the most dynamic and application-rich services
available today, with advanced capabilities that customers don't get from
"This is a great example of how a public process can generate interest from
private and commercial businesses," said Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero.
"Here, the private sector is delivering services to the public and fulfilling
a great need for broadband Internet. We look forward to seeing more
partnerships develop due to our on-going public discussion and dialogue."
"I've believed for some time now that our collective success is tied to having
access to leading edge technologies that can keep us connected," said State
Representative Joe Armstrong. "This is a real plus to have this kind of
network investment coming to the downtown Knoxville community to make
next-generation, high speed broadband and video services a reality."
This initiative with West Jackson Row Apartments is part of the AT&T Connected
Communities^® program – a strategic marketing initiative between AT&T and
regional or national single-family builders, developers, real estate
investment trusts, apartment ownership and management groups, and home owners'
associations to provide next-generation communications and entertainment
solutions to residents and homebuyers.
"This agreement with AT&T gives us a distinct advantage over other properties
downtown, while also boosting the value of the apartments we offer here," said
David Dewhirst, developer, West Jackson Row Apartments. "As a matter of fact,
this is an improvement over our satellite TV service we offer at our other
properties and now we're able to meet the varying technological demands of our
residents in an easy, turnkey way."
"AT&T Connected Communities is yet another way we're working hard to keep
Knoxville residents connected to the information in their busy lives – whether
that is across town or around the world," said Alan Hill, regional director,
external affairs, AT&T Tennessee.
A great perk for residents living in downtown Knoxville is being located
within walking distance of Market Square, the Old City and the Tennessee
Theatre. Built around the turn of the century and used for manufacturing until
purchased by Dewhirst Properties, the buildings at West Jackson Row are now
home to over 70 residential apartments and six commercial tenants.
More Choice, More Features
AT&T U-verse services, which are all delivered over AT&T's advanced Internet
Protocol (IP) network, offer a new alternative to cable with a better DVR,
better features and apps, and a better TV experience. AT&T U-verse brings
together your broadband, TV, home phone and AT&T wireless services, with
unique features that provide a new level of integration, convenience and
"Through this arrangement with AT&T, Dewhirst Properties will be meeting the
demands of new downtown Knoxville residents by offering the latest technology
at their property," said Michele Hummel, director of Downtown Knoxville's
Central Business Improvement District. "One of the many reasons that people
choose to live in the center city is for convenience. Being able to move into
a property that has turnkey U-verse TV and High Speed Internet service plays
right into this desire, and offers the perfect complement to the numerous
amenities of downtown living."
"West Jackson Row Apartments will be a significant boost for downtown living
quarters and a very appealing attractor for new residents," said Mike Edwards,
president and CEO, the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. "The connectivity
amenities that are being offered to their residents are really on the cutting
edge in Knoxville and the region. This is possible in part because of
companies like AT&T and they've been encouraged by public policies shaped by
Mayor Rogero, local city and county leaders, and our state legislative
With AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet services, every AT&T U-verse customer,
including small businesses, can enjoy fast broadband speeds. 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 capability at no extra cost, so West Jackson Row Apartment
residents will be able to connect Wi-Fi enabled devices to their home
broadband connection. Wi-Fi provides fast speeds for accessing the mobile
Internet on smartphones and other devices, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count
against AT&T customers' monthly mobile data plans. Information on available
packages can be found online at: www.att.com/u-verse.
Where AT&T U-verse services are available, West Jackson Row Apartment
residents can enjoy numerous U-verse features and applications, including the
ability to manage their DVR recordings, and, for qualifying TV customers,
watch hit TV shows on their tablet or select smartphones with the U-verse app;
the freedom to manage and playback recorded programs from a single DVR on any
U-verse connected TV in the house with Total Home DVR; the ability to choose
and watch up to four of their favorite channels at one time with the AT&T
U-verse My Multiview app; an extensive High Definition (HD) channel lineup;
the ability to check the current weather conditions and forecasts in any U.S.
city with Weather On Demand; and more.
AT&T U-verse was recently named Frost & Sullivan's 2013 Video Company of the
Year for excellence in customer value, innovation and growth.
More information on AT&T Connected Communities can be found at:
For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it's available
in your area — visit AT&T U-verse.
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and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes
the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless,
Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile
Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S.
carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries.
It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse^® and AT&T │DIRECTV
brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is
one of the most advanced in the world.
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About Dewhirst Properties
Dewhirst Properties is committed to preservation, believing that historic
structures are worth the extra effort required for redevelopment because they
give our community its unique identity and character. We have been creating
upscale condominiums, urban lofts, high-tech office space, and unique retail
locations in downtown Knoxville since 1993.
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