AT&T has formally appealed the U.S. District Court in Connecticut ruling that designated the company's U-verse IPTV service as a cable TV service. Perhaps you thought this saga was already over, and who could blame you, since AT&T has already received a state-wide video franchise from the Connecticut state legislature. However, while the franchise does not specify if the service is defined as cable TV or something else, being legally defined as a cable TV service in Connecticut could complicate matters as AT&T looks to take U-verse to others.
The Federal Communications Commission could potentially resolve this issue, but it is not clear if or when the agency would consider the matter. Meanwhile, AT&T is trying to gloss over this issue, as it looks to maintain a strong adoption pace for U-verse TV services.
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