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AT&T brings U-verse IPTV service to Los Angeles area
AT&T has announced the launch of its IP-based U-verse television and high-speed Internet service in the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana metropolitan area. That includes the California communities of Altadena, Anaheim, Burbank, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Glendale, Laguna Niguel, Orange County, Santa Ana, Santa Clarita and Tustin.
AT&T U-verse offers customers more than 25 HD channels and broadband Internet access. Three HD-capable TV receivers — one with a DVR, which allows customers to pause, rewind, replay and record live TV — are available with most programming packages.
AT&T said the rapid launch of U-verse services in California was enabled due to “progressive” legislation that eased video franchising passed by the California legislature and signed in September 2006 by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. U-verse services are also available to households in the San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont market and San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara market.