Someone keeps asking about AT&T’s U-verse TV service. In OC, it celebrates its one-year anniversary today.
The big fuss about this service is that it’s TV from the phone company. Verizon also offers TV service, called FiOS TV.
For OC, U-verse is now available in these cities, or parts thereof: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Irvine, La Habra, Laguna Niguel, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Westminster and Yorba Linda.
That compares to the handful of cities that could subscribe to U-verse last year: Anaheim, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Laguna Niguel, Orange County, Santa Ana and Tustin.
AT&T won’t divulge future spots in Orange County (“Our competitors would lower their prices in preparation,” said a spokeswoman), but it does indeed look like service is expanding.
If you’re wondering why U-verse isn’t in Huntington Beach or other OC spots, the company focuses on its own telephone territory first. There’s still hope for non AT&T customers but U-verse could be a long ways away.
For those outside of OC, other areas with U-verse include:
- California: San Francisco/Oakland, San Jose/Santa Clara,Riverside
- Fairfield County, Conn.
- St. Louis
- Kansas City, Kansas
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
- Texas: Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
As for Verizon’s FiOS TV, no new cities since last year, according to the company. FiOS is hit and miss in these OC cities: Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Stanton, and certain unincorporated areas.