U-verse techs ply on the fly

AT&T technicians are honing their skills. U-verse install times have been reduced by an hour over the last few weeks, a company executive says. The average is now 6.5 hours compared to 7.5 in mid-August, with the swiftest tech clocking installs at 4 hours.

The exec said AT&T techs have been doing U-verse installs at a rate of 7,000 to 8,000 a week, and that 10,000 was considered doable.

U-verse recently reached the 100,000 sub mark, and announced availability to more than 325,000 homes in North Texas. The resurrected Ma Bell is bound and determined to catch up with that upstart Verizon and its 500,000 FiOSTV subs.

For More:
- Telecommunications Industry Report has coverage here
- AT&T announces its North Texas deployment here

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