HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands more Houston-area residents have a new choice for their television and broadband, thanks to wider availability of AT&T U-verse® services. AT&T* today announced that U-verse expanded to about 5,800 local customer locations in June. More than 122,000 customer locations were added across AT&T's wireline territory in the same month.
The services include AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice. The expansion is part of Project Velocity IP (VIP), AT&T's three-year investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wireline Internet Protocol (IP) broadband networks. It's being driven by growing customer demand for high-speed Internet access and new mobile, app and cloud services.
A large amount of the local growth – about 900 customer locations – took place in Splendora during June. However, customer locations also were added in more than 7 other area towns and neighborhoods, including significant numbers in:
AT&T U-verse offers customers the freedom to watch hit TV shows virtually anywhere – using a TV, computer or smartphone. Customers have access to extensive HD channels, competitive Internet speeds, flexible bundles of services and continued innovation.
"U-verse makes TV, Internet and voice services work together in harmony," said Larry Evans, vice president and general manager of AT&T South Texas. "Through efforts like VIP, we're working to ensure that Houston-area residents and businesses have the services needed for a high quality of life at home and a competitive edge at work."
AT&T U-verse is the fastest-growing TV provider in the U.S.** It grew into a $13 billion annualized revenue stream in fewer than seven years since its launch in 2006. At the end of second quarter 2014, AT&T had over 16.4 million wireline broadband connections (DSL, U-verse High Speed Internet and satellite broadband) including both consumer and business customers. AT&T U-verse recently received three Women's Choice Awards® as "America's Most Recommended Brand among women for Broadband, Television and Phone Service Provider." Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. For more information on AT&T U-verse – or to find out if it's available in your area – visit www.att.com/u-verse.
* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Claim based on comparison of major TV providers' subscriber counts 4Q 2013.
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Reliability: Based on third party data regarding nationwide carriers' 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
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