AT&T looks toward 40K weekly U-verse adds

AT&T last fall said it was averaging about 10,000 new U-verse customers per week, and that number has been up to about 12,000 recently. But president of telecom operations John Stankey told attendees at the Merrill Lynch Communications Services Forum in New York City that AT&T is looking toward adding 40,000 customers per week by the end of this year.

He said the telco is winning over more cable TV customers than it thought it would. That sounds pretty coy, but most telcos have always taken the stance with IPTV that the strategic priority is to keep their own customers loyal with new service offerings. Stankey also said AT&T is planning a whole-home DVR capability for the second half of this year, and will be adding another HDTV stream.

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