APRIL 19, 2007 -- AT&T Inc. (search for AT&T) yesterday announced that deployment and sales of its IP-based television service, AT&T U-verse TV, are accelerating, reflecting strong momentum in the company's overall video strategy. The company plans to launch AT&T U-verse (search for U-verse) in the Los Angeles area in the coming weeks, with additional launches planned for later this year and next.
The carrier says AT&T U-verse TV has grown rapidly since January, with approximately 18,000 U-verse television and Internet subscribers currently in service. AT&T's average installation rate has ramped to approximately 2,000 installations a week--five times greater than its average rate in January.
In the first three months of 2007, AT&T launched U-verse services in new markets, including Milwaukee, Kansas City, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Earlier this month, AT&T announced that U-verse services were available to more than 200,000 households in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, less than one month after introducing service in that market.
"Our video strategy is showing strong momentum as we add new subscribers at an increasing rate," reports Ralph de la Vega, group president-Regional Wireline Operations, AT&T. "Consumers are clearly hungry for an alternative to the cable companies, and AT&T U-verse is a very attractive choice. We offer more high-definition channels than local cable companies in the markets we serve, the ability to record up to four programs at once, and the ability to set DVR recordings remotely using the AT&T Yahoo! portal or, soon, a mobile device."
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