AT&T Houston Signs Up 100,000 U-verse TV Subs


AT&T announced that it has more than 100,000 U-verse TV customers in the greater Houston area, where the telco competes with Comcast.

The IPTV service was first introduced in the Houston area in November 2006 and is now available in parts of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties.

Comcast, which acquired the Houston system from Time Warner Cable, has 730,000 basic subs in 62 communities in the market, according to Multichannel News’ annual Power Directory.

AT&T is scheduled to report earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30 on Wednesday, when it is expected to announce total U-verse TV subscribers to date. The company has set a goal of having at least 1 million video subscribers by the end of 2008.