AT&T has extended its offer of free Wi-Fi wireless internet access to include all AT&T DSL customers. The offer previously only applied to customers with U-verse fibre-optic connections or ADSL customers on packages providing download speeds of 1.5Mbps or faster. The company says all ADSL subscribers, even those with its 768kbps DSL Lite service, will be able to gain free wireless internet access at AT&T’s 17,000 hotspots across the US. A USD10 a month charge still applies if customers want access to premium hotspot locations within the US or at any of AT&T’s 70,000 roaming locations around the world.
Meanwhile, AT&T is reportedly working on plans which will allow users with Apple iPhone handsets to access advanced services in combination with its U-verse fibre packages. ‘We’re looking at the whole landscape, of what people use, and what’s out there in the home,’ chief technical officer John Donovan told Reuters. AT&T would like to see the iPhone used for applications such as remote programming of a digital video recorder and for fully integrated transfers between the DVR and iPhone device.