|AT&T Says Won't Need Fiber to the Home|
|Reuters News Wire (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Tue, 05 Dec 2006 11:52:47 -0600
Top phone company AT&T Inc. shrugged off concerns on Tuesday that it|
would need to build a more expensive, all-fiber network to handle an
expected surge in high-speed Internet and video traffic.
AT&T is currently upgrading its networks to deliver an Internet-based
But unlike No. 2 player Verizon Communications, which is launching a
"Our view at this point is that we're not going to have go 'fiber to
"On average, at this point, we're producing about 25 megabits (per
Some analysts have said AT&T's method is more efficient, while others
AT&T is also preparing to merge with BellSouth Corp., a move that
Lindner said he hoped the BellSouth merger would be approved at a U.S.
"Certainly, from our standpoint, it would be our hope that the merger
"That's certainly our goal ... to have an approval on the 20th. If it
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