U-verse TV Up in Dallas-Fort Worth


The largest market in Texas has access to AT&T U-verse TV, with the telco now offering the service in limited areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan statistical area.

The telco last week announced its intention to launch in Dallas-Forth Worth, followed by Kansas City later in March. The major incumbent operator in Dallas is Time Warner Cable, while in Fort Worth, it's Charter Communications. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex encompasses 12 counties in the northeast part of the state.

As in its other markets, AT&T is offering HDNet and HDNet Movies -- channels backed by Dallas dot-com billionaire Mark Cuban -- to customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

With the addition of Dallas-Fort Worth and Kansas City, U-verse TV will be available in parts of 15 markets in six states. AT&T had expected to reach 15 markets by the end of 2006.

AT&T, the largest telephone company in the United States, has signed up about 7,000 customers for U-verse TV since its commercial launch in June 2006 in San Antonio.