AT&T is looking to add 250 more new members to its workforce in North Carolina who will serve about 30 sites to fulfill growing demand for wireline and wireless services.
AT&T's U-verse IP-based broadband and U-verse additions helped drive first quarter 2013 consumer wireline revenues up 2 percent to $5.5 billion, while offsetting business customer revenue declines.
AT&T is increasing the speeds for customers that are on its U-verse network to 24/3 Mbps, up from 18/1.5 Mbps, according to a Broadband DSL Reports article.
AT&T is one of the early adopters of broadband usage caps, but only subscribers to its legacy DSL services are targeted, not its U-verse broadband service.
AT&T is getting ready to extend its higher speed DSL offerings using a mix of pair bonding and VDSL2, and will reportedly begin a trial of 45 Mbps service in Dallas this month. But this first wave of speed upgrades initially won't include the 75 Mbps speeds it has promised through its Project VIP initiative.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he is not worried about continued inroads that are being made by over-the-top video providers. "If the world moves to the OTT video model, that doesn't keep me awake at night," he said. "Our money is made off the broadband product … The consumer who acquires video off our broadband is not a bad model for us."
AT&T is once again facing criticism that, by not including any traffic that goes over its wireless femtocells for its wireline U-verse broadband users, it is violating the FCC's net neutrality rules.
AT&T on Friday added the U-T San Diego local sports channel to its U-verse TV line up, illustrating the desire that consumers have for local content.
AT&T beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 30 will start offering Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes to its Southern California U-verse subscribers.
AT&T on Wednesday reported that Q3 2012 wireline revenues were $14.8 billion, down 1.6 percent from Q3 2011 and down slightly sequentially due to expected declines in its legacy voice and data services business.