AT&T ups its technician bandwidth to keep up with U-verse TV growth

AT&T (NYSE: T) is seeing continual growth of its U-Verse service in both Georgia and Florida, and plans to hire more technicians to support both regions.

In Atlanta, AT&T will hire about 90 new technicians that will support its U-verse TV, broadband and voice service suite.

Sylvia Russell, president of AT&T Georgia, said in a statement that as it expands the availability of U-verse and signs up new customers, it has "to hire more U-verse technicians to keep up with the growing demand."

Atlanta is only one growth target for U-verse. The service provider also plans to hire about 100 new technicians to support its U-verse service across Florida, a market where it now has over 100,000 U-verse TV customers in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties.

U-verse continues to be saving grace for AT&T's consumer wireline division, which continues to see ongoing erosion of its TDM-based voice service base. As of the end of Q1 2011, AT&T had over 3.2 million U-verse TV customers and that over three fourths of those customers were spending $168 a month on a triple or quad play bundle service package.

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