AT&T (NYSE: T) continues to add installers for its U-verse product, this time in Kansas City, Kan. The telco earlier this month added 101 technicians in Wisconsin to support its growing IPTV and Internet business.
Steve Hahn, AT&T's Kansas president, said the area was a growth area for the company; in Kansas City's metro area, the U-verse products go head-to-head with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC).
"Kansas is a growth story for AT&T," Hahn said in a news release. "We are investing in areas of growth."
In addition to Wisconsin, the company recently hired additional technicians for U-verse rollouts in Atlanta, San Francisco and Connecticut.
In the second quarter, U-verse added 202,000 subscribers to its U-verse TV service, bringing its total to 3.4 million. The U-verse product has been a bright spot--one of the few--for the telco's wireline business.
The additional subscribers also continued to drive AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet adoption, with the company saying it had a more than 90 percent attach rate, with 55 percent of new subs taking AT&T U-verse Voice as well.
AT&T's U-verse deployment now reaches 29 million living units, the company reported, with overall penetration at 25 percent across areas marketed to for 36 months or more. AT&T's total video subscribers, which combine the company's U-verse and bundled satellite customers, reached 5.3 million at the end of the quarter, representing 21.5 percent of households served.
- see this Kansas City Star article