The Expanding U-verse



AT&T now has about 18,000 U-verse subscribers in service, the company said today. By contrast, it only had some 3,000 subscribers at the end of last year, says Telephony.

After bringing the service to 11 markets last year, AT&T has announced its availability to more than 200,000 homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The company expects to launch service in Los Angeles “in the coming weeks”.

Between broadband and satellite offerings, AT&T claims to have added 180,000 video subscribers in the first quarter. In last year’s fourth quarter, it added 110,000 satellite bundle subscribers.

The U-verse service is IPTV delivered over phone lines, unlike Verizon’s FiOs, which brings fiber to the home (then distributes around the home by twisted pair, CAT-5 and coax).

Verizon will add about 130,000 new subscribers for its FiOS video service in the first quarter, says GigOm, bringing the total to 337,000, or roughly 14% of homes passed. Verizon said the company plans to provide local programming as part of its FiOS triple-play bundle.

Wikipedia has more on Verizon’s FiOs and AT&T’s U-verse.

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