AT&T (NYSE: T) may have focused a lot of its broadband attention on driving 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services into more communities, but its move to bring its fiber-to-the-node (FTTN)-based U-verse service to Adams County, Mississippi, shows it is not slowing down its traditional U-verse strategy.
In this latest deployment, AT&T will make the U-verse service available to Natchez, as well as unincorporated areas of Adams County.
"The expansion of U-verse supports economic growth and increases consumer choice in Adams County," said David Carter, supervisor, District Two, Adams County.
This latest rollout is part of the telco's Project Velocity IP (VIP) investment plan to expand and enhance its IP wireless and wireline networks. As part of that initiative, AT&T U-verse will continue rolling out to additional regional locations.
Under the Project VIP program, AT&T expects to cover 57 million customer locations in its wireline service area with the expanded and enhanced wireline IP network.
U-verse continues to be a shining star in AT&T's wireline portfolio.
During the third quarter, the service provider reported increases in both U-verse Internet and TV. AT&T added 601,000 new broadband and 216,000 U-verse TV subscribers, reaching a total of 12.1 million and 6.1 subscribers, respectively.
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