It hardly sounds like a lot when compared to cable TV numbers or even Verizon’s FiOS TV subscribers, but AT&T’s milestone of 100,000 U-verse customers is an important one. AT&T far outstrips any other all-IPTV rollouts in the United States. The general consensus is that one day everything will be IP-based, but most operators are content to keep “one day” pretty far off in the distance. AT&T on the other hand is acting the role of pioneer, betting that an IP-based system will get the company to the holy grail of convergence faster, or at least more profitably, than its rivals.
Here’s to innovation and pioneering. And to lots of transport options for bringing the triple play home.