AT&T broadens U-verse reach in San Diego area

AT&T (NYSE: T) is putting its U-verse into the hands of more of its California user base, announcing that it has extended service to over 4,200 new San Diego-area locations.

The majority of the installations--over 2,000 locations--took place in San Diego this July. Additional locations were added in other area cities, towns and neighborhoods in three other locations: El Cajon, Escondido and Vista.

During the same month, the service provider added over 187,000 customer locations across its wireline territory.

California has been an active area for U-verse deployments. Earlier, AT&T expanded U-verse services, including broadband, U-verse TV and U-verse voice, to nearly 10,400 customer locations in the San Francisco area. About 5,700 customer locations were added in San Francisco.

The buildout in San Diego and California is part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP) initiative, a three-year investment plan to expand and enhance AT&T's wireless and wireline Internet Protocol (IP) broadband networks.

U-verse continues to be a major driver of wireline revenue growth for AT&T.

In the second quarter of 2014, U-verse success helped drive up wireline segment revenues year-over-year 0.2 percent to $14.6 billion. Total U-verse revenues grew 24.8 percent year-over-year.

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