AT&T to deploy IPTV in Houston this summer

While speaking at a Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. conference in New York yesterday, AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre announced the telco's plan to launch its IPTV service in Houston in July and August. The company plans to spend $4.6 billion through 2008 to extend its networks for IPTV and high-speed data services to almost 19 million homes. Whitacre also made the claim that his IPTV service "is performing better than digital cable in side-by-side comparison... I know one cable provider offered a 33 percent discount if their customer did not switch." Let me know if anyone knows which cable provider that was.

For more on AT&T's IPTV launch:
- see this article from The Houston Chronicle

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