AT&T may expand fiber build beyond 14 million FTTP sites

AT&T announced that it may expand its fiber-to-the-premises build beyond its previously announced 14 million sites. The company sees new opportunities to bundle broadband with video service now that AT&T has integrated DirecTV, according to AT&T CFO John Stephens.


"With regard to the expansion that we are doing now with regard to fiber, we are seeing very good results and the ability to always have video available with the satellite product is going to prove I think to be very beneficial for us,"  Stephens said during the fourth quarter earnings call to investors. "We will get to 14 million fiber-enabled [locations] and quite frankly there is a likelihood that we may get to more than that when we are finished.”

AT&T hints at further FTTP expansions beyond 14M premises goal (FierceTelecom, Jan. 27, 2016)

 

Following DirecTV merger, AT&T expects growth in wireless video, broadband (Speed Matters, Aug. 14, 2015)