|AT&T Plans Fast Web Alternatives in Rural Areas|
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Mon, 8 May 2006 20:45:58 -0500
Telephone operator AT&T Inc. said on Monday it would offer new|
satellite-based fast Internet services in U.S. rural markets and
expand its investment in emerging WiMax wireless connections.
"We are beginning to offer satellite-based broadband service in areas
AT&T is partnering with satellite-based high-speed Internet provider
The telecommunications giant, which plans to buy BellSouth Corp. later
"Today, we reach more than eighty percent of our residential customers
WiMax is a more powerful version of Wi-Fi, a wireless Web connection
AT&T also said that, in the next three years, it would make a video
AT&T is building a high-speed fiber network to support television
"We have introduced the service in San Antonio, and it's going very
Whitacre said the video service will be launched in Houston next.
"Then we will go to 18 million households in the next three years," he
Another large regional telephone company, Verizon Communications, is
Whitacre, speaking to reporters later, said the company was on track
Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.
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