AT&T turns on U-verse channel in Nashville

AT&T (NYSE: T) continues to ramp up its U-verse service presence in Tennessee, reaching 260,000 living units in the Nashville, Tenn. market.

Launching U-verse services in Nashville is part of an ongoing effort by AT&T to bring consumer choice to a video services market traditionally dominated by cable giant Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA).

In 2008, the service provider announced that it would invest $400 million to bring U-verse to 56 Tennessee towns.

What helped pave the way for AT&T launch U-verse video services in Nashville was the passing of the Competitive Cable and Video Services Act in 2008. This act provides an environment that encourages new video providers, such as AT&T Tennessee, to invest in Tennessee to compete against incumbent cable providers.

Along with expanding U-verse footprint to serve more users throughout the state, AT&T has made parallel upgrades to its wireline network infrastructure, including the addition of more WiFi hot spots and extending the reach of its wireline-based broadband services.

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