AT&T Tees Up U-verse TV to Houston


AT&T said it is now offering U-verse TV to 400,000 homes in the Houston area, taking on the newly rebranded Comcast system there.

The telephone company, which first rolled out Internet Protocol TV in the Bayou City in November 2006, currently offers service in parts of communities in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties.

Comcast in June took over the Houston cable system from Time Warner Cable, and announced Aug. 31 that it would increase rates an average of 6.1% effective in October. 

Meanwhile, Verizon Communications in May began offering FiOS Internet and voice services around Houston but not TV service.