Well, the big news of the day is that AT&T is preparing to be a competitor to Comcast by offering broadband and digital television to Florida, as you may have read in my previous post. But as an update to that, I spoke with AT&T spokesman Don Sadler and "for competitive reasons," he said AT&T is not saying exactly where they will launch the new services or how long it will be until we know more. "In the future" is the only time frame they've given us reporters, so until there is another announcement (could be tomorrow, could be 10 years from now) we'll know more.
But of course it won't be in 10 years from now. Judging from news in other areas, the company is working fast to implement these new services. AT&T says it is expecting to deploy it's U-verse service (the Internet protocol-based television) to 18 million households by the end of 2008. As of Sept. 5, there were 100,000 U-verse TV and Internet customers in the country. You can check out other news releases of where AT&T has launched U-verse here.