July 23, 2008

AT&T to Roll Out TV Service in Palm Beach County, Fla., Next Week

By Stephen Pounds, The Palm Beach Post, Fla.

Jul. 21--AT&T will launch its U-verse TV service in Palm Beach County on July 28.

U-verse is an Internet-based television service that will compete with Comcast Corp.'s cable programming as well as that from satellite providers. AT&T will launch a U-verse high-speed Internet service at the same time.

The San Antonio-based company will offer subscriptions of $77 to $154 a month, depending on the number of television, digital-music and premium channels a customer wants. All plans above the basic service include a DVR player at no cost.

The service will not be available everywhere in Palm Beach County. Consumers can type in their zip code at uverse.att.com to find out if it's available where they live.

Built into the service are direct connections to the popular photo Web site, Flickr.com, Yellowpages.com and Yahoo! games. With the AT&T U-bar program, users can customize weather, stock, sports and traffic information.

AT&T technicians will install U-verse for free, said Rhett Hutchison, U-verse sales director in South Florida.

"They'll take them through it and make sure (customers) know how to use it," Hutchison said.

U-verse is available in about 50 major markets but has only been available in Atlanta in the Southeast. Service in Miami-Dade and Broward counties will be rolled out today, with Palm Beach County following a week later.


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