While AT&T's deployment of 1 Gbps fiber in Austin, Texas, is going well, Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO of the carrier, credits Google with making the rollout a commercial success. "When Google went into Kansas City and Austin, it changed the game for the industry … in a very peculiar way," he said at a Boston investor conference Monday.
AT&T may be seeing its wireline customers continue to abandon their POTS lines in droves and use wireless as their only voice connection, but the company continues to see more customers adopt its VoIP-based U-verse Voice service.
AT&T is now offering its 1 Gbps GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in Houston and various surrounding areas, enhancing its reach in its home state to battle insurgent players like Google Fiber.
AT&T invested more than $1.6 billion to improve its wireline and wireless networks in North Carolina between 2012 through 2014, adding more customers to its U-verse network and expanding the availability of its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.
AT&T continues to increase the penetration of its U-verse speed tiers, announcing that it is offering the 75 Mbps service tier in parts of another six markets.
Verizon may have maintained its No. 1 position On Netflix's ISP Speed Index for January, but it's was neck-in-neck with Cablevision.
AT&T is giving more of its wireline customers the option to get its 75 Mbps U-verse broadband service tier, announcing that it has expanded the service in seven new markets. The service provider will begin offering the speed tier in Augusta, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Lauderdale, Miami and St. Louis, Mo.
Verizon has once again taken the top spot on Netflix's monthly U.S. ISP Speed Index, maintaining its lead over a group of aggressive cable operators that are gaining ground in the speed race.
Frontier Communications has put another element of its video service business management team in place by naming Stephan LeVan as its new senior VP of video content and delivery.
Satellite, presumably via the acquisition of DirecTV, will add a fourth dimension to AT&T's video delivery portfolio, John Donovan, senior executive vice president of AT&T architecture, technology and operations, said during Barclays 2014 Global Technology Conference.