04-23-2014 8:27 PM
From the article in the link found below:
Strong U-verse Gains Drive Broadband Growth. Total U-verse subscribers (TV and high speed Internet) reached 11.3 million in the first quarter. U-verse TV added 201,000 subscribers in the first quarter to reach 5.7 million in service. AT&T has more pay TV subscribers than any other telecommunications company. U-verse high speed Internet had a first-quarter net gain of 634,000 subscribers, to reach a total of 11.0 million. That marks seven consecutive quarters with U-verse broadband net adds of more than 600,000. Overall, total wireline broadband subscribers increased by 78,000. Total wireline broadband ARPU was up 9 percent year over year. Total U-verse high speed Internet subscribers now represent more than two-thirds of all wireline broadband subscribers, compared with 51 percent in the year-earlier quarter.
About 60 percent of U-verse broadband subscribers have a plan delivering speeds of 12 Mbps or higher. In the first quarter, 90 percent of new U-verse TV customers also signed up for U-verse high speed Internet. About two-thirds of AT&T U-verse TV subscribers take three or four services from AT&T. ARPU for U-verse triple-play customers continues to be more than $170. At the end of the quarter, U-verse TV penetration was more than 21 percent. U-verse broadband penetration was near 20 percent at the end of the first quarter.
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05-03-2014 2:05 AM
Thanks for the info, everyone.
05-03-2014 8:40 AM
I wonder if this goes thru and the customer is in a Non-AT&T area, such as PA, what they will do for internet and phone servies? DirecTV covers all of the US, but AT&T only covers 22 states.
05-03-2014 1:00 PM
I don't think you'd see any significant changes in the way the two business lines are operated in regards to service areas or much of anything else.
As contracts for content come up for renewal, I think you'd then see a change in the way these negotiations are handled (i.e. with the combined subscriber count in mind).
05-03-2014 11:09 PM