AT&T expands U-verse in the South

Michelle Clancy | 17 June 2014

AT&T is continuing its capital investment push, expanding its U-verse fibre-to-the-home footprint, with a launch in Montgomery, Alabama. The buildout will support IPTV, broadband and voice at speeds that will eventually reach 100Mbps.

The new services are part of AT&T's Project Velocity IP (VIP) capex investment to expand its IP and mobile data networks — Montgomery is just a step to a bigger rollout, the carrier said. Project VIP will extend the AT&T U-verse IP network to about 57 million customer locations in its service areas by the end of 2015.

"By focusing on building a strong economy with great infrastructure, we have created an environment where businesses want to invest in our city," said Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange. "This announcement will provide Montgomery residents with another choice among technology providers."

U-verse IPTV includes TV everywhere apps for mobile devices and online viewing; the ability to manage DVR recordings remotely; the ability to choose and watch four channels at once with My Multiview; social networking integration; and video-on-demand (VOD).

"The great thing about U-verse is that it makes TV, Internet and voice services work together in harmony," said Rich Guidotti, AT&T Gulf States vice president and general manager. "We're honoured to bring our innovative services to Montgomery area customers. Local residents have asked for more TV service choices and today we're delivering."