AT&T is making sure its U-Verse IPTV technician workforce will be able to install DirecTV service across its markets.
AT&T has been training its broadband and U-verse IPTV installers to also install service for its DirecTV offerings, and early next month it plans on sending out into the market the first wave of technicians who can install all of the services.
AT&T is laying off 200 wireline workers in its Houston call center facility that are charged with taking consumer collection calls for its traditional voice and U-verse video and broadband services.
AT&T is enhancing its Ethernet reach with a new feature that leverages the capabilities of its existing U-verse broadband technology.
AT&T said it expects to report positive IP broadband net additions in the third quarter, while U-verse TV customers will drop.
AT&T is taking its 1 Gbps FTTH show to Indiana, announcing that it is debuting service in three of the state's cities-- Crown Point, Gary and Hammond-- where it will face off with Comcast.
AT&T is continuing with its 1 Gbps FTTH service expansion drive, announcing that it is lighting service in two more Texas cities this week-- San Antonio and neighboring New Braunfels-- and in Orlando, Fla.
AT&T has two ambitious missions in front of it: bring 1 Gbps FTTH service to an additional 12.5 million homes per its agreement with the FCC to get its DirecTV deal approved and scaling its satellite TV service. But it faces the lingering question of how it will meet these goals.
As AT&T rolls out its 1 Gbps GigaPower into more communities, it is keen to wire more existing and new multi-dwelling units (MDU) with fiber.
AT&T is extending its U-verse with GigaPower service to over two dozen new cities in seven major metro areas where it has made its 1 Gbps FTTH service available to consumers and businesses.