AT&T (NYSE: T) is capitalizing on the growth of its U-verse TV service with plans to add over 80 new technicians in Connecticut to support the IPTV business.
Joined by Connecticut Governor Daniel P. Malloy, AT&T laid out its U-verse network expansion plans during an event held in the state yesterday at its New Haven, Conn. headquarters.
To date, AT&T said that its U-verse services (U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and and/or AT&T U-verse Voice) are available to over half of the "living units" in Connecticut.
Between the period of 2008-2010, AT&T invested more than $750 million in its Connecticut wireline and wireless networks.
The technican ramp-up in Connecticut follows similar efforts AT&T has conducted over the past year in other markets, including California, Florida and Georgia.
U-verse continues to be a saving grace product in AT&T's consumer wireline portfolio. In Q2 2011, AT&T added 202,000 customers to its U-verse TV service, bringing it to 3.4 million users overall.
- see the release
Special report: IPTV in the second quarter of 2011
AT&T adds 202,000 U-verse TV subs in Q2; revenue up, profits slip
AT&T says Alabama has the highest rate of copper theft
Jeff Weber on the growth of AT&T U-verse and plug & play home networks
AT&T U-verse deployment reaches 1M living units in Atlanta