Last Friday AT&T announced it would spend approximately $400 million to upgrade its networks to provide the fiber-optic based U-verse service across Alabama. The service provides customers who subscribe to the U-400 service at least 46 HD channels. The upgrade is expected to happen over several years.
AT&T was given permission on July 8 to bring the U-verse service to more regions across the state. The service, which is a combination IPTV (Internet Protocol based television), high speed Internet and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service.
“We commend the 213 city and county leaders in 34 individual Alabama communities for their vision in helping to ensure that Alabama is not left behind in efforts to give consumers more choices in the video services market,” said Fred McCallum, state president of AT&T Alabama.
AT&T now serves close to 550,000 customers. It offers all digital and high-definition channels, as well as VOD (Video on Demand) content in HD.