Comcast and cable overbuilder WideOpenWest face new competition in Georgia from AT&T, which launched its U-verse TV and Internet products in Augusta on Thursday.
AT&T U-Verse added 10 networks to the list of programmers that are allowing the provider to offer subscribers the ability to view live programming outside the home, including Disney Channel, Fox News Channel, Pivot, Disney Junior, BeIN Sports and BBC America.
Time Warner Cable will soon begin selling a wideband Internet tier with speeds of 300 Mbps in Austin, Texas, where it faces competition from AT&T U-verse Internet and Google Fiber.
An Infonetics Reseach report just confirmed w hat many have suspected for some time--telco IPTV services like AT&T's U-verse are stealing market share away from cable operators because they are offering differentiated services.
AT&T's U-verse subscribers, for both TV and broadband, topped 10.7 million in the fourth quarter, the carrier said, making the U-verse platform a $13 billion annualized business for the company, growing at a rate of 28 percent per year.
AT&T was hit with a major outage impacting its U-verse service, sources reported Monday.
AT&T said Thursday that it counts more than 100,000 U-verse TV subscribers in the Kansas City area, where it competes against Time Warner Cable and Google Fiber.
AT&T said sales of a new 300 Mbps broadband service that it has been pitching for several weeks to subscribers in Austin have exceeded expectations. But the telco didn't detail how many customers have ordered its new GigaPower service.
Looking to boost its U-verse TV subscriber count, AT&T (NYSE: T) said Tuesday that it will offer new customers who order its subscription video service a "$100 promotion card" that can be applied to their monthly bills.
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that it signed a carriage deal to launch Al Jazeera America on its digital basic programming packages in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas "over the next six months."