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AT & T trumpets U-verse in Houston, Connecticut

Mon, 10/01/2007 - 9:05am
Mike Robuck

AT&T announced today that its U-verse service TV and Internet services are now available to 400,000 homes in the Houston area while also saying its video services are now available to more than 135,000 homes in Connecticut.

San Antonio-based AT&T first deployed its U-verse services in the state of Texas after new franchise legislation was passed two years ago by that’s state’s legislature and governor. AT&T’s fiber-to-the-premise U-verse video deployments were slower than the company initially projected due to the lack of some equipment by vendors.

AT&T largely competes with Comcast in the Houston area after the latter took over the Houston system from Time Warner Cable.

The company recently topped the 100,000 customer mark for its U-verse services, but still trails Verizon’s FiOS video service.

AT&T submitted its application to the Connecticut Department of Utility today while also announcing the availability of its U-verse video service in parts of 40 cities and towns.

AT&T has been offering video services in Connecticut since December under the then-current regulatory framework. Now that AT&T has filed its application, the process under the new law puts the DPUC in charge of verifying that the application is complete and issuing a license within 45 days.

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